Comments on: pollsarchive http://sheri-s-tepper.com A website dedicated to Sheri Tepper's works... Mon, 07 Sep 2015 02:34:50 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3 By: Anita R. Lay http://sheri-s-tepper.com/pollsarchive/#comment-66965 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:24:31 +0000 http://sheri-s-tepper.com/#comment-66965 Dear Ms. Tepper,

A very happy belated birthday. I must confess to an addiction to your Shirley McClintock series I loved Shirley and her opinions and the wonderful cast of characters you surrounded her with. I was brokenhearted when the series ended, and each year I reread the series in its entirety, just for the pleasure of re-engaging with these people whom I wish were not fictional so I could actually know them. After reading your biography, I can now see where many of the concerns you expressed so well — about the place of women, about ecology, about social pathology (opinions that by and large I share) — came from. Your writing has been a true gift in my life. The stories were always great and the sense of humor often made me laugh out loud (the Swales family in A Ceremonial Death being of my favorites. Thank you. And even though it appears that with Fish Tales you intend to retire from writing, may I wish you the best always!

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By: Karen Cleary http://sheri-s-tepper.com/pollsarchive/#comment-64537 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 01:29:52 +0000 http://sheri-s-tepper.com/#comment-64537 I’ve read all the books, & wish I had bought them all when they were available in print editions. Just finished Fish Tails, compulsive reading for 2 & a half days. At 85, she is still writing beautiful prose to bring to life amazing characters & worlds. I’ve always admired her ability to show what will happen as we continue to ignore the reality of what we are doing to our world.

In answer to the poll questions, I’m lucky enough to have a paperback copy of the Marianne stories, which I’ve often read as a “comfort” book (like food, but for the soul). Having read the bio, I’m very grateful the publisher wanted something shorter & lighter than the Revenants first.

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By: Kerry Bowers http://sheri-s-tepper.com/pollsarchive/#comment-9259 Mon, 15 Oct 2012 16:23:28 +0000 http://sheri-s-tepper.com/#comment-9259 I’m combing poll answers:

Favorite Heroine?

I’m with above: Marjorie Westriding. Of course, in a subsequent writing, I’d love to see what becomes of her successor, Fringe Owldark, and her inherited Great Dragon!

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By: Kim Knapp http://sheri-s-tepper.com/pollsarchive/#comment-7954 Fri, 22 Jun 2012 21:17:13 +0000 http://sheri-s-tepper.com/#comment-7954 I suspect Marjorie Westriding is not mentioned because she appears in three of Ms. Tepper’s novels: Raising the Stones, Grass, and Sideshow. We learn from these books enough to infer what Marjorie and her companion did in her life, how she spent her time and efforts, and how she concluded that life.

I love those stories; I love everything Sheri Tepper has written. She could write catalog descriptions and I think they’d be terrific!! She does so much better, though; she writes beautiful prose, wonderful stories, compelling characters, and solid, plausible worlds. Her words, her concepts remain with me and color my days.

One of my favorite things to do is to read a chapter aloud (Grass is particularly well-suited for this) and delight in the roll, the flow and rhythm of the words… I am not an actress, but I sound pretty good, verbalizing the wonders of those pages.

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By: Mario http://sheri-s-tepper.com/pollsarchive/#comment-7295 Sat, 19 May 2012 12:40:22 +0000 http://sheri-s-tepper.com/#comment-7295 Why no mention of Marjorie Westriding ? Really the heroine

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By: mara http://sheri-s-tepper.com/pollsarchive/#comment-6179 Fri, 02 Mar 2012 21:10:01 +0000 http://sheri-s-tepper.com/#comment-6179 I’d love to see a sequel to The Margarets. It’s one of my favorite books & I keep hoping to read more either about any of the characters introduced in The Margarets or set in any of the worlds, I just found it really fascinating.
-Mara

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