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Quintana & Friends

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Here is an extraordinary collection of 33 of John Gregory Dunne's finest essays from the past 15 years. They have been described as "a joy . . . Dunne is an entertainer as well as a chronicler . . . a marvelous set of observant ears and eyes".--San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle.
Hardcover, 262 pages
Published January 1st 1978 by Dutton Books
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This is a collection of 33 essays written by Dunne in the 1970s, mostly about California or the west in general. Many of his essays, in particular the title essay, about the adoption of his daughter, are really well done. In general, Dunne has trouble closing the deal, however, and his formulaic essays tend to end with strange, ill-supported conclusions.
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John Gregory Dunne was an American novelist, screenwriter and literary critic.

He was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and was a younger brother of author Dominick Dunne. He suffered from a severe stutter and took up writing to express himself. Eventually he learned to speak normally by observing others. He graduated from Princeton University in 1954 and worked as a journalist for Time magazine. He m
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