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A Long Way from Paris by [E.C. Murray]

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     "Rich with history,Murray's literary and [amusing] philosophical reflections give the memoirsubstance" Publishers Weekly 
      "A rich, lucid debut memoir... Murray writes with grace, complexity and humor... a rare balance of light and darkness...you will weep and you will laugh." 
Kirkus Reviews      Cited as "New and Noteworthy"  Seattle Times     "Murraywrites with humor and courage...as adventurous as 'Eat, Pray Love'...with a littleof Cheryl Strayed's 'Wild' thrown in." Inklings Bookstore, Yakima, Washington     "Captures theessence of coming of age."Kitsap Sun      "Flecked with humor and bittersweet candor." The Bellingham Herald 
     "A riveting read. Murray engages the senses every step ofthe way."
Scott Driscoll, author of Better You Go Home      "Lovely and nicely rendered A Long Way from Paris." Theo Pauline Nestor, author of Writing Is My Drink.     "Murray isboth a sharp observer of the local color and a cartographer of her own internalgeography, making A Long Way from Paris as richly textured as fromagede chèvre." Langdon Cook, author of The Mushroom Hunters, winner of the 2014 Pacific Northwest Book Award and 2014Washington State Book Award 
    "She beautifully exploresher deep awareness of the land, an unfolding appreciation of hard work andthe importance of family...a fascinating journey filled withwisdom, grace and compassion."
CarleneCross, author of The Undying West, Fleeing Fundamentalism  
    "Written with beauty, candor andwit."
Wendy Hinman, author of Tightwadson the Loose 
     "Totally engrossing and imbued with both humorand heartbreak.  Murray has infused theeveryday with meaning and adventure."
CarolWissmann, editor, and speaker.

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I began A Long Way from Paris by underlining my thirty year old journals. I copied over meaningful sections and then tried to unravel my gnarled stories, feelings, and ideas. In the meantime, I studied the craft of memoir writing, editing, and rewriting. That went on forever: six years. I sent my manuscript to KIRKUS for a review and their response, ardent praise, surprised and delighted me. Next, Plicata Press decided to publish my book, but before it was printed, KIRKUS named A Long Way from Paris a BEST BOOK of 2014 in the Indie Off-the-Beaten-Path category. So, A Long Way from Paris was named a BEST BOOK of 2014 before it was even published.Just goes to show how strange the winding path to authoring a book can be.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00QO2FM2Y
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ The Writers Connection (December 15, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 15, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4018 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 186 pages
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E C Murray

A KIRKUS BEST BOOK of 2014, A Long Way from Paris is E.C. Murray's story about personal transformation in the snowy mountains of the South of France. Called "riveting," and "written with beauty, wit, and candor." E.C. Murray (Elizabeth Corcoran Murray) authored Life Kind of Sucks, a tiny book of ideas for rough patches in life. Colorfully illustrated by Germaine Austin, it's a "Tool Kit." for when you're feeling down and out.

Her short story, "The Urban Goatherd," was nominated for a Pushcart award and received honorable mention by New Millennium Writings. This true story was first published in We Came to Say, edited by Theo Nestor, and The Wilderness Literary Review.

Elizabeth founded The Writers Connection, www.writersconnection.org with interviews with Erik Larson, Garth Stein, and Debbie Macomber, among others. On her Web site, www.ecmurray.com "On Reading One Hundred Memoirs and Writing One," she reviews memoirs. Her work has been published in Hybrid Mom, Strokes and Spokes, ABILITY, Peninsula Gateway, Tacoma Weekly, and Seattle Child.

Born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, Elizabeth now lives on an island in Washington with photographer, Paul Murray, their daughter, and frisky cat. With a Masters in Social Work, Elizabeth worked in the field of developmental disabilities before returning to her first love, writing. Her work has appeared in Hybrid Mom, Strokes and Spokes, ABILITY, Seattle Child, and Peninsula Gateway. She teaches writing classes in the continuing education department at Tacoma Community College and Seattle Central Community. www.ecmurray.com

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