Fade's Photographic Inspiration
Alice Smith's letter to Robert Cormier 11 March 1989
Alice Smith, a Young Adult Librarian, met Robert Cormier at a one of his speaking events at the New York Public Library where she heard of the photograph that inspired Cormier’s novel Fade. Alice shares her own photograph of her grandparents and son. Her grandfather in shadow.
Letter from Robert Cormier to Alice Smith 26 March 1989
Robert Cormier’s reply pays close attention to the composition of Alice’s photograph, particularly the child’s posture and the grandfather’s face. The length of these descriptions show Cormier’s genuine interest in the lives and personal connections of his readers.
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