As Always, Julia

As Always, Julia

Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto : Food, Friendship, and the Making of A Masterpiece

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.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2010.
ISBN: 9780547417714
Branch Call Number: 641.5092 C5365a
Characteristics: xiii, 416 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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ChristchurchLib Jul 15, 2014

"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

Feb 14, 2011

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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