- Paperback: 216 pages
- Publisher: Xlibris Corp (December 15, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0738849111
- ISBN-13: 978-0738849119
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 27 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,507,239 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Birdseed Cookies: A Fractured Memoir Paperback – December 15, 2000
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"Jaquith writes like a dream. This collection, "Birdseed Cookies," is a jewel. Jaquith's voice rings true; I applaud her..." -- The Roanoke Times - Roanoke, Virginia, May 6, 2001
Ever fresh, amusing and thought-provoking, these 66 essays originally aired on NPR-station WVTF, where Jaquith holds forth on Friday mornings. -- Albemarle Magazine, April-May 2001
About the Author
"These were the kind of people who use 'summer' as a verb. As in, 'we summer in Bar Harbor.' I summered down the street in Leslie Dluzneiski's cellar or else I summered out back, in the swamp, catching tadpoles. I wintered in pretty much the same places." from "Why I Don't Ski"
Whether she's going on about her neighbors ("They have more money and better taste than I do.") or recalling scenes from a New England childhood ("...the air is heavy with a bracing saltiness and carries that decaying smell of low tide that reminds you how temporary it all is.") Jaquith's vignettes are full of heart, humor, and unexpected insights.
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I've read that good writers borrow from great writers and great writers steal the material overtly. In the essay named "Quack," I wonder if the author borrowed or stole from Arlo Guthrie. Janis Jaquith has shown moments of greatness in Birdseed Cookies, but overall, I think this was a just a good book.
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