Photo Gallery for Tolstoy and the Purple Chair

I’ve gone through family photos and picked those which best illustrate stories I relate in my memoir,Tolstoy and the Purple Chair. If you have read Tolstoy and the Purple Chair, you will recognize scenes and people (and santons and a stuffed animal) from the book. I especially love the photos of my father reading while at the sanatorium and of Anne-Marie while on a trip to India. The book trailer at the very bottom also holds some images which will be recognizable to readers, including my joy at finding the perfect — HUGE — Christmas tree.

The Three Sisters
The Three Sisters
The Three Sisters
And again, the three sisters
Jack and his windsurfer
Traveling through Poland
Our Christmas Play
My father reading to us on Christmas Eve
My mother's santons

More santons


I am holding Lion (trying to keep him quiet)
I am holding Lion (trying to keep him quiet)


Bellport
Bellport

Bellport

 

 

Anne-Marie sailing to Fire Island
Anne-Marie playing Scrabble with the boys
Meredith, Me, Peter
A cookie so hard it had to be made into a tree ornament
On the roof of Anne Beattie's apartment
On the roof of Anne Beattie's apartment
My father reading on the porch of the sanatorium at Eupen
Anne-Marie in India

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