Family

THE GIRLS MOST LIKELY

SISTERS

by Michael Agger

From New York Magazine — October 9, 2000

“Wonderful-looking, empowered superheroes” is how the writer Dan Max describes the McPhee sisters, Jenny and Martha, daughters of venerated New Yorker reporter John McPhee. “They remind me of those cartoon characters the Powerpuff Girls — intense and diminutive.” And this fall, the sisters will attempt to combine their literary clout — perhaps giving the Ephrons a run for their money. After producing one novel apiece — Martha made an impressive debut withBright Angel Time a couple of years ago, and Jenny has one coming out next summer — they’re about to publish their manifesto on girlhood at the turn of the millennium, Girls, with photographs by their sister Laura. No Teen People junkies, these girls: The subjects study biogenetics, play football, write novels, and paint like Picasso….”

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GIRLS: ORDINARY GIRLS AND THEIR EXTRAORDINARY PURSUITS


GIRLS COVER

A book I wrote with my sisters, Jenny and Laura



MARK SVENVOLD, MY HUSBAND, POET, & WRITER

MARK

BIG WEATHER EMPIRE BURLESQUE
ELMER MCCURDY SOUL DATA

LAURA MCPHEE, MY SISTER & PHOTOGRAPHER

RIVER OF NO RETURN NO ORDINARY LAND

GIRLS

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

LADY DRIVER

SARAH MCPHEE, MY SISTER & ART HISTORIAN

BERNINI

JENNY MCPHEE, MY SISTER & NOVELIST

MAN OF NO MOON NO ORDINARY MATTER THE CENTER OF THINGS

Click here to visit Jenny’s site

JOAN SULLIVAN, MY SISTER & PRINCIPAL BRONX ACADEMY OF LETTERS, WRITER

AN AMERICAN VOTER

JOHN MCPHEE, MY FATHER & NON-FICTION WRITER

Here are a few of my father’s books:

THE FOUNDING FISH ANNALS OF THE FORMER WORLD COMING INTO THE COUNTRY
SURVIVAL OF THE BARK CANOE LEVELS OF THE GAME THE PINE BARRENS
ORANGES THE HEADMASTER A SENSE OF WHERE YOU ARE

PRYDE BROWN, MY MOTHER & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

PRYDE BROWN WITH GIRLS

JOHN MCPHEE

PLEASE VISIT THE SITES OF MY FAMILY

JOHN_THUMB John McPhee
PRYDE_THUMB Pryde Brown
LAURA_THUMB Laura McPhee
JENNY_THUMB Jenny McPhee
JOAN_THUMB Joan Sullivan
MARK WITH MARTHA Mark Svenvold
CHARLES_THUMB Charles Mcphee
LARKIN_THUMB Larkin McPhee

10 Responses to “Family”

  1. In the spirit of the Pope, nipote, and nepotism, I just put your website on my blog. I may have come first, but I follow you.

    • 2 marthamcphee

      That’s the way I like it, you following me!! Thanks darling sister.

  2. 3 Paula Campos

    My dear Martha, your blog is fantastic. Today I went through it and I LOVED it, the articles, knowing more about your family, your books, even the recipes (alI though I don’t think I will try them), the pictures are amazing, specially that one of little Jasper with long hear at the beginning :) congratulations!

    • 4 marthamcphee

      Thank you! That is so sweet. I think that I look just like Jasper too, especially in that picture. I’m so glad you visited and that you wrote.

  3. 5 Pat Newman

    That photo of your mother with you four girls is identical to the last time I visited your family in Princeton. I could almost swear I took it. What a lovely memory. Am thoroughly enjoying your blog and so glad to have discovered it.

  4. 6 livia

    I love love love your website!!!!!!!!

    • 7 marthamcphee

      Thank you my darling daughter of whom I am so proud for writing Proof Read Your Heart and Star Light and Midnight Crystal.

  5. 8 Elaine Margolin

    I am book critic and just wanted to know if I could get your father’s e-mail. I just reviewed his book for the denver post and wanted to send it to him along with my praise and good wishes. I enjoyed it very much…It is currently on the denver post website. Thank you.

    Elaine Margolin margolbn@optonline.net 516 569-4292 Hewlett, New York

  6. This is a shout-out to Mark Svenvold, old Seattle friend and one-time housemate of mine, over 25 years ago now, alas. I happened upon MORE magazine on the right day & read your gorgeous story about your gorgeous [emerging family] and went nuts with jubilation! It was indeed a gorgeous story I passed on to several. Tried to find any way to make contact you; stymied! Please, please reply??!! Am still in the same location where in 1982! you “fed them cats!” Would thrill to re-connect!! Also thrilled at your ensuing success! In / thru NYC no less! Good – good for you, Mark! Will you please reply??!!!!! your old friend, claudia. montlake. seattle.

    • 10 marthamcphee

      Claudia, You landed in the right spot. I will pass this along to Mark ASAP. He’s off running in a Fourth of July race. Thanks for writing. He’ll be thrilled to hear from an old friend.


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