Category Archives: grandparents

Color printing and good food for your memoir

My mom-in-law is known for her soul-satisfying Southern cooking. If I lived closer to her, I’d gain a lot of weight but probably be less stressed thanks to all those endorphins she brings to the table. She also has some … Continue reading

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Canton Elegy: Astonishing memoir of Chinese history and a father’s love

Recently I finished reading an advance copy of Canton Elegy by Stephen Jin Nom Lee. It is one of the most beautiful memoirs I’ve ever read, and I’ve read a LOT of memoirs. I wrote about Canton Elegy in April 2012 when I saw … Continue reading

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Patricia Polacco: Family stories for children

Author Patricia Polacco spoke at the St. Louis County Library the other night. She is the writer and illustrator of about 57 children’s books so far, more in the works. Her books are well loved. The Keeping Quilt celebrates its … Continue reading

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