Town Square

Post a New Topic

Anna Caltabiano

Original post made on Feb 26, 2008

In "The Gift," Anna Caltabiano's prize-winning story, a shy girl named Emma can't muster inspiration for her diary from her seemingly lackluster life. But when her great-grandmother's spirit appears, she directs Emma to a series of symbols written in the back of the diary she gave to the girl.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, December 6, 2006, 12:00 AM

Comments (5)

Posted by Susan, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Feb 26, 2008 at 7:55 pm

I love this story! I think it's very inspirational of a young girl to write this.


Posted by Jone Ryan, a resident of Jordan Middle School
on Feb 26, 2008 at 7:58 pm

This story is truly amazing! It is heart felt and told in an original, naive voice.


Posted by Sybille, a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jun 4, 2009 at 10:24 pm

Hi I am Anna's friend, and she wrote this for my boyfriend David. just kidding!


Posted by Katie, a resident of Woodside
on Jan 22, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Hi! I'm Anna's friend! And she's sitting right next to me! She's an awesome writer (even though she doesn't like pink!). Last year we did monologues and everyone memerized Anna's! It was hilarious! She's awesome! So am I! YAY US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted by Bvrrvs, a resident of Woodside
on Mar 22, 2010 at 9:53 pm

Nice Story. I like it a lot. Congrats


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Handmade truffle shop now open in downtown Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 2,265 views

Why is doing nothing so difficult?
By Sally Torbey | 7 comments | 1,046 views

Breastfeeding Tips
By Jessica T | 4 comments | 734 views

Weekly Update
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 701 views

Call it a novel: Dirty Love by Andre Dubus III
By Nick Taylor | 0 comments | 223 views