Chickens, Gin, and a Maine Friendship: The Correspondence of E. B. White and Edmund Ware Smith (Hardcover)

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By E. B. White, Edmund Ware Smith, Martha White (Introduction by)
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The charm of an exchange of vibrant and well-turned letters is one of literature's enduring pleasures. The correspondence of E.B. White and Edmund Ware Smith found in Chickens, Gin, and  a Maine Friendship, so full of wit, life, wry humor, and nuanced affection is a pure pleasure to read. No matter how dreary the world may be on a given day, there is no fog so thick that a few of these epistles cannot dispel it with these warm voices from a sunny world

— From The Holiday Twenty

About the Author


E. B. White (1899-1985) was an American writer. For more than fifty years, he was a contributor to The New Yorker magazine. He was also a co-author of the English language style guide The Elements of Style. In addition, he wrote books for children, including Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web, and The Trumpet of the Swan. In a 2012 survey of School Library Journal readers, Charlotte's Web was voted the top children's novel. He lived for much of his life in Brooklin, Maine. Edmund Ware Smith (1900-1967) wrote more than 600 short stories and essays, many of which were gathered into a total of nine books about the Maine woods and its characters. He lived in Damariscotta, Maine. Martha White, the granddaughter of E.B. White, is a writer and editor who lives on the coast of Maine. A longtime contributing editor to Yankee Magazine and The Old Farmer's Almanac, her work has been published in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Early American Life, Country Journal, Down East Magazine, and numerous other national magazines and small presses. She lives in Damariscotta, Maine. .
Product Details
ISBN: 9781608937325
ISBN-10: 1608937321
Publisher: Down East Books
Publication Date: May 15th, 2020
Pages: 248
Language: English