The Miss Dennis School of Writing by Alice Steinbach
And Other Lessons from a Woman's Life

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The first book by Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Steinbach is an intimate, personal collection of essays, remembrances, and columns that follows in the creative nonfiction tradition of Anna Quindlen and May Sarton. While it recounts the experience and observations of a divorced, working mother, it expresses hopes and fears universal to all women. Steinbach focuses on the big and small things of life: the bond between lifelong friends; coming to grips with loss; the quiet, everyday moments between parents and child; the spiritual connection to nature; the realities of being a single parent. She writes of the people who've touched her own life: the influential teacher; the worldly aunt; the writer hero; the woman she sees regularly at a bus stop as both head to work. She offers us beautifully written lessons she's learned during a lifetime of changes and challenges.

 

About Alice Steinbach

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Alice Steinbach has been a freelance writer since 1999. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
 
Published January 3, 2010 by Bancroft Press. 307 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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 Journalist Steinbach is a Pulitzer Prize winner, but the award was given for feature articles written for the Baltimore Sun, not for this motley assortment of reflections on ``the small events that make up a life.'' In the footsteps of other essayists and columnists—Erma Bombeck and Stein...

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In this collection of her essays and columns, Pulitzer Prize-winning Baltimore Sun journalist Steinbach seeks to rescue from insignificance some of the small events that make up a life. These piec

Jul 29 1996 | Read Full Review of The Miss Dennis School of Wri...

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