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General Information

Name:  Marjorie Price  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: in Chicago

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Illinois Connection

She was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Price is a painter and author. She graduated from Stanford University and returned to Chicago to paint before moving to Europe for several decades. She began her writing career by drawing on her sartistic talents to write several children's books. She also worked in television, acted in regional theater, and founded the Centre d'Art de la Salle, in Brittany, France, in 1960. ''A Gift from Brittany'' is her memoir.Marjorie Price lives and works as a painter and author in New York City.

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Titles At Your Library

AlphaDabbles: A playful alphabet
ISBN: 0394843037

Pantheon Books. 1980

Each letter of the alphabet is accompanied by designs made by repeating the letter. Includes pages on which the reader can draw his own designs.

A Gift from Brittany: A Memoir of Love and Loss in the French Countryside
ISBN: 1592404340

Avery. 2009

The enchanting memoir of an artist?s liberating sojourn in France during the sixties?and the friendship that transformed her life

While in her late twenties, Marjorie Price leaves the comfort of her Chicago suburb to strike out on her own in Paris and hone her artistic talents. Dazzled by everything French, she falls in love with a volatile French painter and they purchase an old farmhouse in the Breton countryside. When Marjorie?s seemingly idyllic marriage begins to unravel, she forms a friendship with an elderly peasant woman, Jeanne, who is illiterate, has three cows to her name, and has never left the village. Their differences are staggering yet they forge a friendship that transforms one another?s life.

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