Comments on: Sheri’s True Biography http://sheri-s-tepper.com A website dedicated to Sheri Tepper's works... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 16:12:16 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 By: Melissa http://sheri-s-tepper.com/#comment-65232 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 04:03:47 +0000 http://sheri-s-tepper.com/?page_id=186#comment-65232 Thank you! Ms. Tepper you are great, genuine, and truly loved. I’ve been reading your great works for years. I’ve just finished Grass. Thank you!

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By: Sharon Jackson http://sheri-s-tepper.com/#comment-65066 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:19:41 +0000 http://sheri-s-tepper.com/?page_id=186#comment-65066 Like all the other commenters here, I want to thank you so very much for the richness your novels have brought to my life. I have read them over and over. And yes, “Grass” is also my favourite. Your thoughts on religion/spirituality have helped define me, I have been completely engrossed in your books, coming back to conscious thought at 2 in the morning when I needed to be up at 6!

I am on one of my every-three-years Tepper binge. I have just re-read Grass, After Long Silence, Singer from the Sea and am about to start Family Tree.

Thank you again, I have been meaning to write you for years.

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By: Gina http://sheri-s-tepper.com/#comment-64918 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 02:19:37 +0000 http://sheri-s-tepper.com/?page_id=186#comment-64918 Just thank you. One of the sanest voices out there. You are a treasure, we don’t deserve you, but there it is — grace given, in spite of all.

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By: Devon T. Warnement http://sheri-s-tepper.com/#comment-64783 Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:41:06 +0000 http://sheri-s-tepper.com/?page_id=186#comment-64783 All i need to say is that your book Beauty was one of the best books i could ever read. I’m a high school student in Ohio and ive read only of a view books that ever caught my eye, it was only when my girlfriend gave me her favorite book BEAUTY , i can share for cetain that my girlfriend is not the only one who favorites your book.
my apologizes if i made any mistakes to the statement.

Thank You .

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By: Lauren coodley http://sheri-s-tepper.com/#comment-64516 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 04:10:05 +0000 http://sheri-s-tepper.com/?page_id=186#comment-64516 The Gate to Women’s Country is one of the finest, most provocative and fully realized novels of ideas that I have ever read. I have never forgotten it. And I believe it has informed my 35 years of teaching and then on to the writing that I finally got to after my retirement. Some of your readers whom it is a privilege to meet on this page might want to know that I wrote a biography of a male feminist, Upton Sinclair, who wrote science fiction, by the way, among other modes of expression. No one has mentioned Gibbons Decline and Fall, but I believe you also wrote that one. If the true story of women’s emancipation during the 20th century is ever fully told, you will have pride of place as one of the most important storytellers and giver of dreams. I am now reading The Visitor for the 1st time and was so enraptured that I decided to look you up. When I was a teacher, my students always wrote to the writers that we read. I have been remiss in not writing you sooner. Thank you for giving us all your story and a chance to tell you what your work has meant.

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By: Joanne Stevens http://sheri-s-tepper.com/#comment-64308 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:17:07 +0000 http://sheri-s-tepper.com/?page_id=186#comment-64308 The first book I read of yours was “Gate to Women’s Country”, and I said to myself, my goodness, this is an author with insight and imagination and the brain to put it all together in a riveting, intelligent fashion that won’t let you put it down!! Your books are the only books I’ve kept, lugging them everywhere I’ve moved, re-reading them periodically, and recommending them to every single person I’ve ever seen reading a book (strangers and friends alike): I write down your name and the titles of a few (always “Gate…”) and tell them they won’t be disappointed. Sometimes I say you write “chick sci-fi/fantasy with a political/satiric twist that’s killer accurate and descriptive, vastly entertaining, thought-provoking, and alternately grim, hilarious, witty, fun and never easy to put down, and she’s amazing to read whether you’re male or female!”…I tried to sum up all those books in a way that makes you irresistible so they READ THEM. My delight is in knowing what a literary ride they’re all in for! Your gift of writing has enriched all of us, your readers, soooo very much. I know you’re getting’ up there in age, take care, delightful lady, and keep pumping out those amazing books. The above short bio was revealing, and not un-surprising to us that know your work. You have had the last laugh. THANK YOU for choosing the path you did. With much love, Joanne

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By: Nancy Smith http://sheri-s-tepper.com/#comment-64092 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 21:54:57 +0000 http://sheri-s-tepper.com/?page_id=186#comment-64092 So many people have enriched my world, and I seldom reach out to tell them so. Ms. Tepper, thank you for your work, and for having the good sense to challenge the boundaries. I also grew up on a farm. I had two younger brothers, no sisters. My brothers certainly tried to teach me my proper place, “You can’t do that, you’re a GIRL!” and, “we will learn to drive first, because you’re a GIRL!” Well, they did learn to drive first, but I was the one who graduated from college. I was lucky, my parents did encourage me to obtain an education.
At 59 years of age, I’m starting to forget how many “you’re a GIRL!” walls I used to bump into. I imagine that they are still there, but they don’t seem as blatant to me now as they did in the 70s and 80s. Maybe the people who try to impose those boundaries just seem less relevant to me now than they used to.
Thank you, again, for enriching my world with your work.

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By: Dana Rees http://sheri-s-tepper.com/#comment-63625 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:25:22 +0000 http://sheri-s-tepper.com/?page_id=186#comment-63625 I have found solace and answers in your books much like you did in your family farm. Thank you so much!!!

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By: beanie http://sheri-s-tepper.com/#comment-63166 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 07:39:57 +0000 http://sheri-s-tepper.com/?page_id=186#comment-63166 Your biography explains so much about the strength of your female protagonists and the themes I so adore in so many of your books.

I only wish more of your older titles were available in ebook format so I could re-read them; my eyes can no longer handle paper books and have to rely on my memory for some of my favorites such as Raising the Stones and After Long Silence.

But I eagerly await every new publication of yours!

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By: Edith Rudy http://sheri-s-tepper.com/#comment-63148 Tue, 04 Nov 2014 14:36:11 +0000 http://sheri-s-tepper.com/?page_id=186#comment-63148 I just finished Fish Tales. I ordered it December 26, with a gift card from my son. The book is stunning…and the parable at the end reflects so much of what is wrong with us today. I have spent most of my life around Mobwow’s, and I try to avoid being one. I have been working recently on the concept of knowledge vs wisdom, and you already have it down. If knowledge is power, then wisdom must temper both…at least I THINK that’s what I’m trying to get at.
I finally figured out, a while back, that any god worthy of worship wouldn’t want it (a notion reflected in Fish Tales) and I’ve been trying to build a story around that concept. But how could I possibly do it any better than you have done already?
I must admit that I get very upset with those who brand you as “feminist”. I believe that the point of all your work is “humanist”, or, perhaps even “person-ist”. Both your male and female characters may tend to be rather broadly portrayed toward one side or the other, but the people (whether two-legged, four-legged, or more) with “bao” are always identifiable, and those are the ones with whom we need to relate.
I started, as did so many others, with “Gate to Women’s Country”. As did my sister, I kept one copy, and bought new ones for those who expressed an interest in the book, urging them to do the same.
It’s too bad that those whose minds are closed to new thoughts will remain that way. If only the singing were that simple!
THANK YOU.

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