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Phyllis Theroux

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San Francisco, CA, The United States


California, Catholicism, children, Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Phyllis Theroux is an essayist, columnist, teacher and author. Born in San Francisco, California, she is the critically acclaimed author of numerous books, including "California and Other States of Grace", "Peripheral Visions", "Nightlights: Bedtime Stories for Parents in the Dark", "The Book of Eulogies", "Serefina Under the Circumstances" and "Giovanni’s Light". "The Journal Keeper: A Memoir" was published by Grove Atlantic in March 2010. She is currently conducting journal-keeping seminars during her cross-country book tour for "The Journal Keeper." She lives with her husband, Ragan Phillips in Ashland, Virginia.

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The Journal Keeper: A Memoir

3.80 avg rating — 494 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Giovanni's Light: The Story...

3.67 avg rating — 83 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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The Book Of Eulogies

4.08 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Night Lights: Bedtime Stori...

3.97 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1987 — 3 editions
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Giovanni's Light

3.55 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2002
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The Good Bishop: The Life o...

4.33 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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California and Other States...

3.71 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1980
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Serefina Under the Circumst...

3.42 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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Peripheral Visions

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California the Other State

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1981
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“To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.”
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“Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.”
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“My nose remembers more than my eyes. The sharp oily smell of eucalyptus combines with afternoon dust from the hockey field. But my heart feels the different then and now.”
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