Book published of Thea Pyle's writings
October 27, 2022
New Riverside Press of Gray's River, has announced publication of Part of Me: Poems and Other Writings by Thea Linnaea Pyle.
Thea Linnaea Pyle was a long-time and much-loved resident of Wahkiakum County, who died in 2013. While widely known and admired as a botanical artist, she was also a fine writer, though few knew this side of her.
This new book, years in the making, presents and celebrates Thea's poetry, short stories, vignettes, letters, and some favorite recipes, along with two of her acclaimed wildflower prints. These writings span the time from her youth on Mercer Island to her final years in the Gray's River Valley, and range from her whimsy, wit, and love of nature to her personal concerns of mind, body, and community. Her friends and admirers, who were many, will take great pleasure discovering Thea's inner life through her words, and those who never got to know her will wish they had. The book was compiled and introduced by Robert Michael Pyle.
Part Of Me is available through Tsuga Gallery in Cathlamet, Redmen Hall/Riverlife Interpretive Center in Skamokawa, the Appelo Archive Center in Naselle, and several local bookshops.
'Part of Me, Poems and Other Writings' is is such a loving tribute to an extraordinary woman. I never had the opportunity of knowing Thea Linnaea Pyle. I wish I could have gone 'shrooming with her for chanterelles and morels. I am grateful for her words, drawings, tributes from others that knew her and even some recipes - I get a sense of her essence. I know I would have loved her. This is truly special book and I am happy to have it among my collection of most treasured books.
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