Thursday, October 18, 2007

A side note on Sarah Addison Allen

Sometimes we can’t fit everything we want to into our author biographies at the end of a selection. The good news is, now we can put them here!

Sarah Allen, author of Garden Spells told us that she grew up in the South, amid the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina, where, she says, her mother “still makes cornbread that is out of this world and her father plays old-time banjo, claw-hammer style.” Neither of these talents were passed on to Sarah, but she did become “very good at eating and listening.” The former, she says, made her “fond of elastic waistbands,” the latter turned her into a writer.

Now I’m hungry!


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