Ann Patchett is the author of three novels: The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, and most recently The Magician's Assistant, published last year by Harcourt Brace.
With what? Dire expectation, for one: Of snail-like progress through the soul of RV Nation. Of Truckers Use Low Gear, High Wind Warning, Slippery When Wet. A few days on the road as the highest-impact camper, and yes, please check the oil.