Memorial Gathering Planned

A celebration of Ann’s life will be held on Saturday, June 15th. It would have been Ann’s 89th birthday. We will be gathering in the Commons Room of Santa Rosa Creek Commons, where Ann lived for many years. We hope you can be there. The time and more details will be posted here.

Across Oceans and Revolution – Tentative Outline

Tentative Book Outline Forward by Lincoln Cushing Preface by Ann Tompkins Introduction by Susan Lamont Part One: Family History and Ann’s Life Before China (1900-1965) Chapter One: The lives of Ann’s parent’s up until their marriage Chapter Two: The lives of Ann’s parents from their marriage, including buying and restoring the Wander Bird, up until … More Across Oceans and Revolution – Tentative Outline

An Excerpt from Chapter One of “Across Oceans and Revolution”

For Ann, a fundamental starting point in assessing any life is an understanding, as nearly as possible, of one’s world view and all the forces and experiences which created it. From there, through analysis, that view can be deconstructed and reconstructed with greater knowledge and understanding. And growing up on the schooner Wander Bird provided … More An Excerpt from Chapter One of “Across Oceans and Revolution”

Ann’s Letters Home from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

An excerpt from Chapter 7, a compilation of some of the letters Ann wrote to her family while in China during the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. The photo is of her eventual roommate, a student. Rather unexpectedly, Ann found herself in the People’s Republic of China as an honored guest. Because of her principled stance … More Ann’s Letters Home from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution