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Beth Gutcheon

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Beth Gutcheon grew up in western Pennsylvania. She was educated at Harvard where she took an honors BA in English literature. She has spent most of her adult life in New York City, except for sojourns in San Francisco and on the coast of Maine. In 1978, she wrote the narration for a feature-length documentary on the Kirov ballet school, The Children of Theatre Street, which was nominated for an Academy Award, and she has made her living fulltime as a storyteller (novelist and sometime screenwriter) since then. Her novels have been translated into fourteen languages, if you count the pirate Chinese edition of Still Missing, plus large print and audio format. Still Missing was made into a feature film called Without a Trace, and also publishe ...more

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Beth Gutcheon Yes! It's at the publisher. Title: The Affliction. Maggie and Hope are back in action, and there is Buster news. So glad you liked D @ B!
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I'm very excited to be giving away two signed copies of DEATH AT BREAKFAST on Goodreads! The giveaway starts today, Monday, November 14th, and ends on Monday, November 21st. All are welcome to enter, so please also consider sharing this with your friends. Looking forward to a successful giveaway! Thank you!
Warmest wishes,
Beth
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An elegant, restrained, absolutely lovely novel, satisfying in the way of the best Jane Gardam. The writing is precise, the characters utterly real, the subject matter fascinating.
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“I don't suppose you have to believe in ghosts to know that we are all haunted, all of us, by things we can see and feel and guess at, and many more things that we can't.”
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“You're never too old to keep failing your children, are you? Why weren't we told this was a life sentence?”
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“I'll admit that I was surprised to see two decades of film journalism canonized in the same church as Lincoln, Thoreau, Emerson, Walt Whitman, and Emily Dickinson; that's a fairly loose canon.”
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“A player whose technical skill is not of the first rank will make gracenotes longer than they should be. As a result he has to shorten the theme notes (unless he is to drag the variation badly.) Short theme notes means less emphasis on the melody.”
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“I like it that they [disciples] feed me and pay for my clothes and protect me. And in return I will do for them what I can, but no more than that. Just as I cannot breathe the breath of another or help the heart of someone else to beat or their bones not to weaken or their flesh not to shrivel, I cannot say more than I can say. And I know how deeply this disturbs them, and it would make me smile, this earnest need for foolish anecdote or sharp simple patterns in the story of what happened to us all, except that I have forgotten how to smile.”
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“There are certain books that I mean to read and keep stacked by my bedside. I even take them on trips. Some of my books should be awarded their own frequent-flier miles, they've traveled so much. I take these volumes on flight after flight with the best of intentions and then end up reading anything and everything else. (Sky Mall! Golf Digest!)”
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Beth Gutcheon I'm rereading City of Light by Lauren Belfer to prepare for a program we're doing together at the New York Society Library on Feb 26th. It's wonderfully absorbing and rich. Great to have an excuse to revisit it.


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