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Falling Through Space: The Journals of Ellen Gilchrist

4.24 of 5 stars 4.24  ·  rating details  ·  180 ratings  ·  14 reviews

Enhanced with fifteen new essays, the benchmark of an acclaimed writer's spunk and sense of place

Ellen Gilchrist has amassed a nationwide following, and her readers eagerly anticipate each new short story collection and novel. The sassy and moving commentaries she recorded for National Public Radio were a large part of the original kindling for this intense interest.

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Paperback, 166 pages
Published 1988 by Back Bay Books (first published January 1st 1987)
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Catherine Shattuck
I pick this up and put it down between other books, and every time I read a few entries, I am energized and inspired, as I nearly always am when I read anything by Gilchrist. She loves life and she lives it, as do her characters, with great gusto and verve. I covet this woman's spark, creative and otherwise. My favorite living Southerner.
Fun reading after having become familiar with so many of her short stories. She is a great woman writer of our time, although my mother's age she is unusually honest about her life.
Janis Williams
What a pleasure to read. Thanks for lending it, Lisa! I will buy my own copy and add it to my favorites shelf. (Its a real shelf).
My library had a display of the letters and journals of authors, and I snagged this. A really quick read, great pictures, but not as revealing as one might assume - perhaps because in the twenty-plus years since publication, the novels and stries have disclosed everything in here, and more.
One of those great memoirs showing how a writer created a life in writing and told beautifully, memorably. Gilchrist is always a pleasure. She likes her black sheep...they are in her real life as much as they are in her stories.
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Kristin Spadafore
I really like this book so is very nostalgic and reminds me of all of the years I have written in journals. Plus she's from the south and there is a pleasant laid back vibe to it.
Joe Mossa

i love ellen gilchrist. her characters have real feelings. she writes in short clear sentences which are very refreshing
compared to many writers.
Jo bought me this book years ago for $.20. I love it and read it over and over. Gilchrist is such a down to earth and insightful writer.
Amy Plum
When I was going on my post-university Southern writer rampage, Gilchrist was one of my top authors. And this was one of my favorites of hers.
Jenny D.
Having read everything written by Ellen I could get my hands on, this was a delightful look into her personal life.
Falling Through Space: The Journals of Ellen Gilchrist (Banner Books) by Ellen Gilchrist (2000)
I love Ellen's books. I found this wonderful!
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Ellen Gilchrist (born February 20, 1935) is an American novelist, short story writer, and poet. She won a National Book Award for her 1984 collection of short stories, Victory Over Japan.

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