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Judi Hendricks

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Judith Ryan Hendricks was born in San Jose, California, when Silicon Valley was the Santa Clara Valley, better known for orchards than for computer chips.
Armed with a degree in journalism, she worked as a journalist, copywriter, computer instructor, travel agent, waitress and baker before turning to fiction writing. Her experiences at the McGraw Street Bakery in Seattle led to her first novel, Bread Alone and the sequel, The Baker’s Apprentice. The third book in the series, Baker’s Blues, will be published in August 2015.
A life-long infatuation with the Southwest provided inspiration for Isabel’s Daughter and her fourth book, The Laws of Harmony. Hendricks’ fiction has been translated into 12 languages and distributed in more than 16 count
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Judi Hendricks Hi, Maggie--
First, thanks for your comment and your very kind words about the Bread Alone trilogy. It was truly a labor of love for me. I hope you…more
Hi, Maggie--
First, thanks for your comment and your very kind words about the Bread Alone trilogy. It was truly a labor of love for me. I hope you enjoy Isabel's Daughter and The Laws of Harmony as well. I'm working on two new books right now--one a novel tentatively titled The Moment Before, and the other a collection of personal essays called The High Attitude Baker.
I noticed that you live in Canada, a country I love. For a while my husband and I had a house on Salt Spring Island, BC. We hope to go back there when he retires. He also has cousins in Toronto, and we honeymooned on the East Coast. Thanks again for your comment...(less)
Judi Hendricks Hi, Rachel--First of all, thanks for looking for Baker's Blues in your library, and I'm sorry I didn't reply sooner...I've been out of town. Anyway,…moreHi, Rachel--First of all, thanks for looking for Baker's Blues in your library, and I'm sorry I didn't reply sooner...I've been out of town. Anyway, libraries have always been very important to me and it really makes me sad that most are not carrying this book. There are many factors involved, mainly that it's a small independent press, not Harper Collins, and many libraries these days are constrained by city and county governments about which distributors they can use. Sometimes if they get enough requests for a book they can get money from their Friends of the Library group to purchase it. That's about the only suggestion I have, and I do appreciate your trying to find the book.
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The SailorJerald Douglas “Doug” Huggins  November 18, 1922–August 21, 2016


When I was in the fourth grade the teacher asked us to write a theme about the person that we most admired. Other kids wrote about the President or a sports hero or a movie star or some other public figure.  I wrote about my father.


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“Why the hell didn't we just stay friends? That felt reasonably good. We had fun. I could tell him anything. Of course, he never told me very much about himself, but it didn't matter as much then. Now look at us. Throw some sex into the mix and it's like putting too much yeast in bread. It's all very fizzy and light and wonderful, but then is rises too high and can't support it's own weight and the whole thing falls flat.”
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“After he died, people would always say to me, "At least you have Wyn". She touches my arm. "But I didn't. There wasn't much left of you. And what there was, you weren't willing to share with me.”
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