Quite Contrary

Quite Contrary

by Mary Gentry

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Overview

Quite Contrary by Mary Gentry, Mimi Williams

There are no trolls in my life. I am solidly grounded in the here and now. My imagination is pretty much maxed out once I have dealt with the leftovers in my fridge. Still, there is much in my life and that of my friends and family that intrigues and amuses me that I want to capture and share.

The subtle, seemingly insignificant events in life are the ones that interest me. Wry or wistful, it is the small stuff that grabs my attention and inspires my writing. This is as true of the nuances of relationships as it is of the surprises I find in my garden. “Quite Contrary” is a collection of personal essays that meanders through the homely stuff of my life; with luck, its very ordinariness will resonate with you, as well.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150287624
Publisher: Mary Gentry
Publication date: 11/26/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 108
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Mary Gentry lives in Boston Harbor, a cozy waterfront community north of Olympia, Washington, with a couple of dogs and her husband Fred in the only home they have ever owned. She spends part of every summer in the cabin her parents created near the St. Joe River in Northern Idaho. Her professional life includes teaching and the practice of law. Mary grew up on a small farm in the Spokane Valley in a family that treasured words.

Artist Mimi Williams lives in Olympia, Washington, and is a printmaker. Her prints are linoleum-cut block prints, which she hand prints with the back of a wooden spoon. First, she draws an image on paper, then transfers it to a linoleum block, and then carves. Her work is usually narrative, so it is fitting that she created a print for a collection of essays for a very dear friend.

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