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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book. Stories of My Life by Katherine Paterson. Told with her trademark humor Overland park ks dating heart, Paterson's tales reveal details about her life from her childhood with missionary parents, to living as a single woman in Japan, to raising four children in suburban Maryland with her minister husband. Read about the origins of such familiar characters as Leslie Burke and Janice Avery from Bridge to Terabithiaand Chances of heart attack after smoking weed behind the scenes to the moments Katherine found out she won her many awards.
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Start your review of Stories of My Life. May 24, LibraryLaur rated it really liked it Shelves: adultnon-fiction.
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It really was like hearing a grandmother tell her tales. I especially loved the ones about her children and her adoption stories. I really felt a I really adored this book. I really felt a connection to the woman need the stories and I started to really care for the people she was talking about it.
At first I thought this was going to be stories that inspired her books, and although there is a lot of that - it's not told in that way. If you are a writer, a mother, a fan, or just love a good "memoir" read this book. You won't be disappointed.
Apr 05, Molly Grimmius rated it it was amazing Shelves: non-fiction-adult. Oh Katherine Paterson- I could read someone grocery lists. After getting glimpses into her life through her non fiction collection of essays, my sister and I were absolutely up for having more told about her life. She called Katherine kitchen sink stories because that is how you used to hear family stories. Her family and growing up years is so crazy in the sense of who they knew Hawaiian haze legal bud effects their amazing life in China and always always Asian massage tulsa int the move.
Her humor and honesty shine through beautifully again. Also I love how she mothers I can relate Feb 10, Thomas rated it liked it Shelves: audiobooksbiography-and-memoir I love Katherine Paterson - too often neglected in discussions of "faith in contemporary fiction. One of the best stories in the book is Paterson talking about the time when she didn't re I love Katherine Paterson - too often neglected in discussions of "faith in contemporary fiction.
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I like memoirs and "life vignettes". Katherine Paterson is an award winning children's author with lots of books to her credit.
I was also interested in her early life as a very young child of Presbyterian missionaries in s era China. Studio apartments baltimore city also that she served as a missionary to Japan before marriage and family 4 children. About half the stories of her life are "pre-author" career and half are stories of her writing successes. A quick read.
Apr 28, Kate rated it really liked it. I appreciated reading some vignettes of Katherine Paterson's life.
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She lives in Barre, we have friends in common and she has served me tea at the Presbyterian Scottish tea. I think I even have a picture with her. Anyway, I remember trying to hold back the tears as I read Bridge to Terabithia aloud to my second graders, laughing at the shenanigans of the great Gilly Hopkins, thinking of my Shanley ancestors in reading Lyddie etc. Reading this book has whet my Best dating websites 2014 uk to read Mexico hot girls more of her book I appreciated reading some vignettes of Katherine Paterson's life.
Reading this book has whet my appetite to read some more of her books that I have missed. Sep 03, Judy E. She does concentrate on the stories of her parents and grandparents a little more than on herself, but I especially enjoyed her Longing for a real relationship of her early life in China as the daughter of Presbyterian missionaries.
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