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Gae Polisner

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I am the author of THE SUMMER OF LETTING GO and THE PULL OF GRAVITY.

Please note that, although I originally tried to assign star-ratings to my book reviews (and, thus, you will see some of my favorite books with stars), I have stopped doing so. A 3-star review, for example, can mean such different things to readers and reviewers, some rarely give more, so 3 means pretty great, to others 3 is barely mediocre. Because of this, it feels arbitrary and capricious to assign them, and I'd rather merely provide (in some cases) my brief thoughts on the book (unless I really can't help myself in giving it 5-stars, which usually means I wish there were lots more to give. . .). But for the most part, I'm only going to add the word recommended.

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Friday Feedback: Endings and Beginnings . . . and Perspective.

Me, slightly filtered, last month
on my 54th birthday

Dearest Teachers Write campers,

< - - -  This is me. Here I am. The two -- or more -- of us together once again.

As I noted on my Friday Feedback facebook page, this will be the last Friday Feedback that is part of the #TeachersWrite program.

This was not my decision. In fact, I'm a rather loyal sort, and have loved every minute of Teachers W... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 02, 2018 19:27
Average rating: 3.97 · 5,202 ratings · 1,322 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Memory of Things

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The Summer of Letting Go

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The Pull of Gravity

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In Sight of Stars

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"Six Goodbyes We Never Said is a knowing tour de force filled with crackling wit, pain, and mini, freeze-dried marshmallows. Original and funny, the best parts may be found in the small moments, especially Ganger’s hilarious, spot-on di
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For me, this was all about the beautiful writing. The opening pages are magnificent and will stay with me. Looking forward to all this author writes.
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Bought this book years ago, and finally read it now. It's a magnificent reminder of what literary fiction can be . . . more about the language than story. All about the language, even. I hope these types of stories may still flourish in a time of dis ...more
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Phenomenal writing, and I couldn't put the book down. In the end, I'm not sure what I really took from it, but I would sure read her writing again.
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