Reading Ann Patchett’s Truth and Beauty, the first thing that really stood out to me was how well everything was described. The opening scene with the two of them in the truck was one that stuck with me because she didn’t go overboard with descriptions, but I had a clear image in my mind. These descriptions are all throughout the chapter, from the way the students applauded Lucy and the change in Lucy’s reaction to these changes, to the description of her injuries from the car crash when she was younger, and I enjoyed reading through each of them. There are other things I liked such as the way she cleanly transitioned between the parts of the chapter. They stood out to me even more since I’m absolute garbage at transitions. The only question I have is why in Lucy’s letters, she never referred to Ann by her actual name, instead choosing to call her “Anvil” or “Axiom of Faith”.