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A Pittsburgh native myself, I really wanted to like this book. I did not.
The use of literary language fast became annoying. Read more
An ordinary life told in a fascinating and gripping manner, making the mundane interesting and a page turner!Published 5 days ago by Elizabeth Clifford
Also a child of Pittsburgh's 1950s, I read this book years ago while beginning to write fiction myself. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Linda Cross
Dilliard is brilliant. This is departure from Tinker Creek, Teaching a Stone...and The Writing Life. Read morePublished 1 month ago by susan ireland
An eloquent, insightful reflection of growing up in simpler times. How great if all children could experience this childhood!Published 1 month ago by LSmith
With the 1987 publication of An American Childhood, Annie Dillard, novelist, critic and woman of all trades helped ushered in the age of the memoir. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Casey Marie
Best read in years. Annie Dillard is brilliant. Of course, she captured my childhood bringing back many memories. Also I was familiar with the geography. Ms. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lois Eynon