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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Shirley Streshinsky  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1934 in Alton, Illinois

-- Shirley Streshinsky on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Streshinsky was born and raised in Alton, Illinois. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1956 with a degree in Journalism.

Biographical and Professional Information

Streshinsky has lived in Northern California, first in San Francisco in 1959, then across the Bay in Kensington in Berkeley Hills. She was married to photojournalist Ted Streshinsky and workded with im as a team on many magazine articles, until his death in 2003. She also traveled widely as a travel journalist. Shirley recently completed what she calls her "Midwestern" novel, titled ''Walking to England''. She is currently working on a biography of three women who were central to the life ot J. Robert Oppenheimer of atomic bomb fame.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

And I Alone Survived
ISBN: 0525054812

E P Dutton. 1978

An account of the author's ordeal and endurance as the only survivor of a small-plane crash in the High Sierra and of her descent to safety

Hers the Kingdom
ISBN: 042509801X

Berkley. 1986

An epic story of California in the boom days and of the aristocracy that flourished in the West told through the eyes of two sisters who struggle to keep their 15,000-acre Malibu ranch

A Time Between
ISBN: 0586070281

Grafton. 1987

Gift of the Golden Mountain
ISBN: 0285628909

Souvenir Press. 1989

Shores Of Paradise
ISBN: 0425133311

Berkley. 1992

On an island in Hawaii in the nineteenth century, three young girls--orphaned True Lindstrom, native princess Kaiulani, and half-white Martha Moon--forge a friendship that will take them into an adulthood filled with passion and heartache. Reprint.

Audubon: Life and Art in the American Wilderness
ISBN: 0820320056

Univ of Georgia Pr. 1998

A narrative biography of ornithologist and animal painter, John Audubon (1785-1851), based primarily on letters to friends and the only two journals not rewritten by a granddaughter. It is divided into two sections: the woodsman, and the artist and naturalist. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Oats!: A Book of Whimsy
ISBN: 0890878080

Celestial Arts. 1996

Provides new and classic methods for enjoying oats at breakfast, dinner, and dessert, and includes stories and poems about oats


In 1969, Streshinsky received

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