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The Miss Dennis School of Writing Audiobook

The Miss Dennis School of Writing: And Other Lessons from a Woman's Life

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Publisher's Summary

This first book by Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Steinbach is an intimate, personal collection of essays, remembrances, and columns that follows in the creative non-fiction tradition of Anna Quindelen and Mary Sarton.

©1996 Bancroft Press (P)2014 Bancroft Press

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    Deborah 12/09/2014
    Deborah 12/09/2014
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    "Delightful and beautifully read."
    Would you listen to The Miss Dennis School of Writing again? Why?

    Probably not as I do not tend to read a book twice.


    What about Jannie Meisberger’s performance did you like?

    A clever and imaginative choice of narrator for this book. Her British accent was crystal clear and full of character. She made it very easy to listen to.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "We've all experienced many of these situations"


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    01/12/17
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    "A Slice of Time"

    The author came of age in the generation before mine. I don't usually read books like this, tending as I do more to the historical and non-fictional, and I didn't exactly know what to expect, but I figured I'd take a chance on this one given the reputation of the writer. I was not disappointed.

    She being a single parent raising sons, it was fascinating to get a woman's-eye-perspective of what it felt like to grow up, and become an adult in the era of the 1960's and 1970's. That was the era that my mother raised me, under similar circumstances. So since the writing covers the span of her life from childhood to adulthood, the things she wrote "rang true", given the experience I had my mother's thoughts.

    The author passed on about 5 years ago, just as my mother had. The things they enjoyed seemed similar. And so, it was like listening to my mother's diary being read to me. Steinbach helped me to see more than I otherwise could, the hallmark of a fine writer.

    The reader was also quite excellent - and though she had a British rather than a Baltimore accent, it wasn't out of place given the writing style. Well done.

    I was given this book at no cost on the condition that I write a review for it.

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  • Dee
    23/03/15
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    "A book that must be shared"

    This collection of her columns were hidden gems. I laughed and cried.
    The narrator did an excellent read with expression.

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