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Gwendolen Gross
Author of the novels The Orphan Spoon, The Other Mother, Getting Out, and Field Guide, and mom of two.
Interests: Writing, reading, teaching.
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When I was in graduate school, my friend Lori-Lyn and I went to the Upper West Side for the day. I forget the agenda, though I remember buying stacks of obscure literary magazines (Egg! The Daily Slab! Quiddity! Pickled Herring on a Stick! Forgive me if any of these are actual). We stopped for snacks at Cafe Du Soliel. Fancy, demure, delicieux. Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2010 at The Orphan Sister
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Jul 25, 2010
"It's not fair!" she screamed, collapsing, pressing her body against him, her cabbagy odor of sweat and desire and sadness inspiring the stunned baby to his own wailing. "She has three and I have none! It's not fair! God is not fair!" Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at The Orphan Sister
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Mar 15, 2010
Ooo, Love! Love your shop, love to buy fabric, would also love to win this. I'm just starting to do patchwork and quilting. Delightful! ggross(at)gwendolengross(dot)com
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What a wonderful idea--apron kit. I love kits. I love aprons. I'd love to make one with my daughter! Thank you. ggross@gwendolengross.com
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adorable! Thank you! ggross(at)gwendolengross(dot)com
Toggle Commented Dec 2, 2009 on Give-Away Day at Hopfaldera
Thank you, Lori (I feel less alone!). In the past, I've taken workshops in the summer--not teaching is a good respite. Still, it's hard for those of us who are self-motivated to stop--take that withdrawal, observation, and percolation (lovely description, Lori!) without worrying....
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2009 on Braincation at New Jersey Moms Blog
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Wow, that sounds fascinating. We're gardening, biking to school when we can, and the kids are finally learning to turn off the lights when they leave a room. Small stuff, but its a start...Please add my entry!
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You're down south (Jersey)? Up here, there's Francesca's in Glen Rock, and the new chain (but yum! and all organic!) Pizza Fusion...maybe you should open your own? You're so right--pizza should be flying in this economy! And it should be good. Poor you.
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educational....and hilarious!
Toggle Commented May 13, 2009 on Religious Guilt at New Jersey Moms Blog
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Darryle--How fabulous is your blog? Oh, you're much more patient than I...I like to give away in bulk. But I'm inspired! Thanks for the comment.
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Hear hear! I was really disappointed to find out how much homework came home--never mind the quantity, or challenge; it would've been nice to keep the tradition going for more than one measley night! Maybe a little public shaming is in order here. great post.
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What a lovely story--we moms must support each other, even if it's just offering the most useful information in the world--you're doing a great job. Great post, too!
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2009 on Random act of a mother at New Jersey Moms Blog
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