Postmarks and Tea With Sister Anna
Jul 1, 2011
and Tea with Sister Anna
Author: Susan Gilbert Harvey
Publisher: Golden Apple Press
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What Idgie says:
These books are lovely just to look at. Pen and ink drawings, recycled covering and pages. The words inside are just as lovely. They are filled with letters from the late1800s by the women in the books and they definitely set a sense of place. Very descriptive, both of the locations and the attitudes and emotions of the times.
Tea with Sister Anna stays centered in the late 1800s on the whole, with the memoir revolving around two sisters - one in America and the other in Paris. Anna is suffering from TB and living life to it's fullest in Paris, while her sister remains on the home front.
The second book, Postmarks, deals with Susan herself learning and taking strength from the women in her family to grow her artistic passions into a fulfilling life's work. She describes her work, how it came about and how she evolved from sculptress to author.
Both books have a wry sense of humor and lightheartedness, even when dealing with the difficulties life throws at us all.
I enjoyed both. :)
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