suzanne Adam
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Chile
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Welcome, Suzanne Adam!

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Who I am:
retired teacher and writer
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
tarweedspirit.blogspot.com
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
"Marrying Santiago"
My writing is:
Nonfiction, Memoir, Blog Posts
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Santiago Writers
I found out about She Writes from:
Betsy Graziani Fasbinder

Marrying Santiago -My recently published memoir

She hadn’t seen it coming. Her new Chilean husband changed his mind, or, rather, the military coup changed it. Instead of their relocating to her native California as planned, he now wanted to give his country a chance. That was over four decades ago.


Raised surrounded by the lush landscape of Marin County, Suzanne Adam hadn’t expected to settle in Santiago, a city of over five million people, where she faced a series of daunting challenges: food shortages, a military dictatorship, heartbroken parents, maids and machismo.

After a visit back home, she returned to Chile with a California redwood seedling in her pocket, and together they would push down their roots into that distant soil, where she discovered the truth in Wallace Stegner’s statement: “Whatever landscape a child is exposed to early on, that will be the sort of gauze through which he or she will see the world afterwards.”

Suzanne Adam served in the Peace Corps in Colombia before moving to Santiago, Chile, where she lives with her husband. Before turning to writing, she worked as a teacher of learning disabled children. Her narrative essays have been published in The Christian Science Monitor, California Magazine, Persimmon Tree, the Independent Journal and online magazine Nature Writing. She blogs at: tarweedspirit.blogspot.com


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Meet My Cousin Bob Mushroom

Since I lean increasingly towards nature writing, I find myself ordering Kindle books on the topic. I’m delighted with my latest purchase: The Tree: A Natural History of What Trees Are, How They Live, and Why They Matter by Colin Trudge. In very accessible prose, he provides a truly refreshing “refresher” course in basic biology.…See More
Jun 1, 2016
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"I've been blogging now for over two years (tarweedspirit.blogspot.com), usually every 15 days. I include photos when I can.I get lots of "Hits" but no comments. Some friends have told me that they try to comment but are not able to do…"
May 6, 2016
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Nesting Season

Nesting Season The morning is sunny and warm, an irresistible invitation to step out in the garden to notice the new green leaves on my potted rosebush and listen to the songbirds whose gay chatter tells me that they feel the approach of spring as I do. The hummingbird feeder needs filling, and I head to the kitchen to prepare their syrup. We still have four official weeks of winter left, but today is a sneak spring preview, the kind of day to leave windows and doors open.Out for a walk, my…See More
Aug 30, 2015
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Aug 27, 2015

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Meet My Cousin Bob Mushroom

Posted on June 1, 2016 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Since I lean increasingly towards nature writing, I find myself ordering Kindle books on the topic. I’m delighted with my latest purchase: The Tree: A Natural History of What Trees Are, How They Live, and Why They Matter by Colin Trudge. In very accessible prose, he provides a truly refreshing “refresher” course in basic biology.…

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Nesting Season

Posted on August 30, 2015 at 4:31pm 0 Comments

Nesting Season

 

The morning is sunny and warm, an irresistible invitation to step out in the garden to notice the new green leaves on my potted rosebush and listen to the songbirds whose gay chatter tells me that they feel the approach of spring as I do. The hummingbird feeder needs filling, and I head to the kitchen to prepare their syrup. We still have four official weeks of winter left, but today is a sneak spring preview, the kind of day to…

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My Wise Old Owl

Posted on August 27, 2015 at 12:52pm 0 Comments

 

These grey winter days I’ve been reading up a storm on Kindle. I prefer the feel of a book in my hands, but, living in Chile, English books are not readily available. Usually, on my yearly visits to California, I return with a supply of books but this last visit was different. My husband and I hauled back fifty copies of my memoir in backpacks and cloth shopping bags. No space for my personal reading choices. The problem with a Kindle book is that I need to underline…

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