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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.

Selected Titles At Your Library

And I Alone Survived /
ISBN: 0525054812. OCLC Number:

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The true story of a courageous young woman, who, as sole survivor of a plane crash in the High Sierras, spends a grueling ordeal in the mountains.

Hers the kingdom /
ISBN: 042509801X. OCLC Number:

Berkley Books,. New York :. 1986, ©1981.

A time between /
ISBN: 0586070281. OCLC Number:

Grafton,. London :. 1987, ©1984.

Gift of the golden mountain.
ISBN: 0285628909. OCLC Number:

Souvenir,. . ©1989.

The shores of paradise /
ISBN: 0425133311. OCLC Number:

Berkley Books,. New York :. 1992, ©1991.

Audubon :
ISBN: 0820320056. OCLC Number:

University of Georgia Press,. Athens, Ga. :. 1998.

Oats! :
ISBN: 0890878080. OCLC Number:

Celestial Arts,. Berkeley, Calif. :. ©1996.


In 1969, Streshinsky received

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