The Tea Ceremony: The Uncollected Writings of Gina Berriault

by Gina Berriault | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1593760043 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmaryzeewing of Taneytown, Maryland USA on 3/5/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmaryzeewing from Taneytown, Maryland USA on Saturday, July 21, 2012
I found this nice little hardback book of short stories at the library's used book sale a few weeks ago. I thought someone might enjoy it.

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Compiled by Gina Berriault’s daughter and by her longtime companion, Leonard Gardner, this posthumous collection of previously uncollected fiction and nonfiction celebrates the career of an American treasure. It opens with five stories, including “The Figure Skater,” the last story published before she died in 1999. Also here is the first section of the novel she left unfinished and her brilliant acceptance speech for the Commonwealth Club of California’s Gold Medal for Literature. As reclusive as she was meticulous, Gina Berriault did not suffer fools and sat for only a handful of interviews. She was acutely aware of nuance and tended to write and rewrite not only answers but also the questions, making the interview printed here as finished and beautiful as any of her writing. Here, too, are her essays for Rolling Stone, Hungry Mind, and Esquire on subjects as diverse as the first topless dancers in San Francisco’s North Beach to the last firing squad execution. As a whole this collection becomes her credo on American culture, politics, and the written word.

Journal Entry 2 by wingmaryzeewing at Birdie's Cafe - 233 E. Main St. in Westminster, Maryland USA on Saturday, July 21, 2012

Released 10 yrs ago (7/21/2012 UTC) at Birdie's Cafe - 233 E. Main St. in Westminster, Maryland USA


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