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As Always, Julia

The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto : Food, Friendship, and the Making of A Masterpiece
Child, Julia (Book - 2010 )
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Presents more than 200 letters exchanged between Julia and Avis DeVoto, her friend and unofficial literary agent. This collection opens the window on Julia's deepest thoughts and feelings.
Authors: Child, Julia
Title: As always, Julia
the letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto : food, friendship, and the making of a masterpiece
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010
Characteristics: xiii, 416 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: selected and edited by Joan Reardon
Summary: Presents more than 200 letters exchanged between Julia and Avis DeVoto, her friend and unofficial literary agent. This collection opens the window on Julia's deepest thoughts and feelings.
Additional Contributors: DeVoto, Avis
Reardon, Joan - 1930-
ISBN: 0547417713
9780547417714
Branch Call Number: 641.5092 C536a 2010
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Cooks United States Correspondence DeVoto, Avis Correspondence Child, Julia Correspondence
Topical Term: Cooks
LCCN: 2010025840
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"Chef and author Julia Child wrote scholar Bernard DeVoto a fan letter in 1952, long before her Mastering the Art of French Cooking appeared in print. Avis DeVoto replied on behalf of her husband, and soon Julia and Avis became enthusiastic pen pals -- a relationship that lasted over three decades. Avis' papers were unsealed in 2006, and biographer Joan Reardon read them and discovered an enchanting record of their relationship. In As Always, Julia, Reardon selects from their correspondence and adds enough context to help readers follow the train of their exchanges. Fans of Julia Child and anyone interested in cooking or literary memoirs will be thrilled by this volume." Biography and Memoir July 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/90664ed0-112c-4dc3-badc-4aff1fc6e001?postId=b5fb9674-9abe-43b9-af02-3e8998058388

Feb 14, 2011
  • Jen_nifer rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I saw the Julie/Julia movie, and was tempted to read Julia's letters. I was very interested for the first third of the book, but then didn't feel like I was getting much out of the subsequent letters.

I stopped reading half-way through the book, as I didn't feel like I was going to get to some kind of conclusion at the end. The pre-face lead me to believe that once Julia was back in America, they communicated rarely through letters.

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