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Elise Frances Miller

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Los Angeles, The United States



My greatest author influence is the Czech writer, Milan Kundera. Throu...more

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Elise Frances Miller welcomes you to her Goodreads Author Page, and hopes to have honest conversations with you about love and revolution in 1968 - and today! Her book is fiction, well-researched historical fiction, but her life has been pretty exciting in its own way. She was born in Los Angeles into a family of diehard Republicans. She annoyed them all when she joined the Young Democrats in high school. She was going to be (and was!) the first in her family to graduate from college, and she set her sights on the bastion of free speech, UC Berkeley. With her art history degrees from UC Berkeley (1969) and from UCLA (1972), Elise began writing as an art critic and reviewer for several well known publications, including the Los Angeles Times...more

I'm so excited to finally meet some of the 44 authors from all around the country whose powerful poetry and prose were selected for the anthology, Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the ’60s & ’70s. My memoir, "My People's Park," won 2nd prize in prose for the contest, and I will be reading from it at the Official Launch Party at Books Inc. in Berkeley, 1760 Fourth St., this Sunday,... Read more of this blog post »
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A Time to Cast Away Stones
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Elise Miller Elise Miller said: "No, I did not finish all 3,300 pages of Proust. But I did get through Swann in Love, and plan to continue when my life slows down a bit. I have decided to rate it! Why not give 5 stars to a book which fills me up with the author's brilliance with eve...more "


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Given how many novels and films are released each year (month!?) about World War II, I was surprised and pleased to see the rare release of a book about a war in which the U.S. was involved for over 14 years - what I think of as “my” war, the one my...more
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Perhaps the strength of Gracious Living without servants by Brenda Cronin, is revealed by my own identification with its 30-year-old protagonist, rather than with its 60-something couple – although I am myself 66 -years-old!

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Elise Miller is on page 1218 of 4211 of In Search of Lost Time: Helene and I have a new partner, Marilyn! Wonderful to share ideas with her, and she has introduced supplementary reading. This is Vol. II, 200 pages in. Proust keeps getting more absorbing!
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"Oct. 7, finally finished Ake The Years of Childhood after several false starts. It is quite stilted in the beginning and hard to get into. But as soon...more "
"Just reached page 845 and still going with "Budding Grove." We have a new "member" of our group, so now we are three. Marilyn has taken an extension P...more "
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You have to stretch your mind to get "with" characters and voices of Native Americans whose whole way of looking at the world is so different from ours. It feels like fantasy, yet these are the values and beliefs of people whose reality is shaped by...more
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“...I began pulling out old pictures and yearbooks from our Los Angeles high schools and UC Berkeley. Suddenly there we were, thousands of trim-haired, neatly-dressed, conservative-looking youngsters, with perky, forced smiles, encased in identical inch by inch-and-a-quarter boxes for our children to snicker at. Only they did not snicker.
“Mom, this isn’t the 60s, is it?”
Elise Frances Miller, A Time to Cast Away Stones

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