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In Memory Of ...

Post by Sommer Leigh » August 13th, 2012, 2:20 pm

Raise your hand if the number of author deaths this year has just about broken your heart?

I thought maybe it would be a good time to create an "In Memory of..." thread so we can give them each a place to be remembered by the people who loved them the most - us.

I encourage everyone to post news articles on losses we've experienced and of course your personal attachment to them. What books did you read by them? How did they change your life?

Please share your memories here.
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Post by Sommer Leigh » August 13th, 2012, 2:21 pm

Jean Merrill, children's author. She was known best for her story, THE PUSHCART WAR. She passed away August 2nd, 2012.

Maeve Binchy, author. She passed away July 30, 2012

Gore Vidal, writer. Best known for novel Myra Breckinridge and screenplay, Ben-Hur. He passed away July 31, 2012

Margaret Mahy, children's and young adult author. Won the Carnegie Medal and Hans Christian Andersen Award. She passed away July 23, 2012.

Anne McCaffrey, author. Best known for her Dragonriders of Pern series. Passed away November 21, 2011.

Ray Bradbury, sci-fi/fantasy author. Best known for his novel Fahrenheit 451. Passed away on June 5, 2012.

Maurice Sendak, children's author and illustrator. Best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are. Passed away May 8, 2012.

Stephen R. Covey, non-ficiton writer. Best known for his book Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. July 16, 2012
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Donald J. Sobol, children'ts author. Best known for his Encyclopedia Brown series. July 11, 2012
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Post by Sommer Leigh » August 13th, 2012, 4:48 pm

I no sooner wrote this than had two more names to add.

Helen Gurley Brown, author and editor. Best known for her 1962 book, Sex and the Single Girl. Also became editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for 32 years. August 13, 2012
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David Rakoff, humor writer. Well known as a frequent contributor to This American Life. August 13, 2012
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Post by Mira » August 15th, 2012, 1:37 am

Sad to lose so many!

I'd like to add Nora Ephron. She was a screenwriter, a novelist and a journalist. Probably best known for directing Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry met Sally.

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Post by Sommer Leigh » August 15th, 2012, 4:48 pm

Harry Harrison, sci-fi author. Best known for his novel Make Room! Make Room! which inspired the movie Soylent Green. August 15, 2012

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