“Stories tell us who we are. The levels of narrative in our lives range from family anecdote to fairy tale, from worklore to technological mythology. Not only do our personal and social identities grow out of the stories we absorb, but our cultural survival depends on the stories we choose to believe.”
On this edition of Just One More Book, Mark speaks with author and scholar Betsy Hearne about her book Seven Brave Women (review on JOMB) which tells the stories of seven women in her family ranging from her great-great-great-grandmother to her own daughter, how stories impact our development and her thoughts on the evolution of the children’s book industry over the last forty years.
Links to books and resources mentioned:
- East of the Sun and West of the Moon
- Coming on Home Soon
- A Chair for My Mother
- Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel
- Grandfather’s Journey
- Betsy Hearne’s biography
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Photo: University of Illinois