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The stories that shape us : contemporary women write about the West : an anthology

Author: Teresa Jordan; James Hepworth
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Over the past decade a rich chorus of women's voices has emerged from the West. The Stories That Shape Us is an extraordinary anthology of twenty-six personal essays by contemporary women writers, many being published here for the first time. Ranging widely across the cultures and the regions of the West, these women relate stories of family and community, of race and gender, of commitment and displacement, of grief  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Teresa Jordan; James Hepworth
ISBN: 0393037231 9780393037234
OCLC Number: 30624515
Description: 396 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Skookum. Dear Uncle Vince / Shannon Applegate --
Poetry and prejudice / Judith Barrington --
All but the waltz. The unwanted child / Mary Clearman Blew --
Lessons in silence / Judy Blunt --
Lakota woman. Civilize them with a stick / Mary Crow Dog --
How does the dance begin? / Judith Freeman --
Born fi' dead. The harder they fall / Laurie Gunst --
Bloodlines. Transitions / Janet Campbell Hale --
Land circle. Why one peaceful woman carries a pistol / Linda Hasselstrom --
Episodes from Farewell to Manzanar / Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston --
Riding the white horse home. Bones / Teresa Jordan. The woman warrior. A song for a barbarian reed pipe / Maxine Hong Kingston --
Porcupine dusk / Page Lambert --
Banning writ large / Patricia Nelson Limerick --
Waist-high in the west / Nancy Mairs --
Through dreams and shadows / Joanne Mulcahy --
Dakota. Getting to hope / Kathleen Norris --
Growing up game / Brenda Peterson --
Hoyt Street. Coming of age / Mary Helen Ponce --
Songs of the fluteplayer. Illegal aliens / Sharmon Apt Russell --
Nana / Maxine Scates --
The delicacy and strength of lace. Roosters and the power of love / Leslie Marmon Silko --
Sister-wife / Dorothy Allred Solomon --
The city I colored white / Kathleen Tyau --
Black women and the wilderness / Evelyn C. White --
An unspoken hunger. The village watchman / Terry Tempest Williams.
Responsibility: edited by Teresa Jordan and James R. Hepworth.

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Over the past decade a rich chorus of women's voices has emerged from the West. The Stories That Shape Us is an extraordinary anthology of twenty-six personal essays by contemporary women writers, many being published here for the first time. Ranging widely across the cultures and the regions of the West, these women relate stories of family and community, of race and gender, of commitment and displacement, of grief and repair, of spirituality and connection to the earth. Against the story of the Winning of the West, of men in (and against) the natural world, these writers propose a revised narrative, one more appropriate to a world facing stark limits and ecological disaster. Their stories are not new, but until recently we have been unable to hear them. The voices in The Stories That Shape Us have been shaped by their particular regions and cultures, but they speak to the nation, and they demand attention because they tell us what we need in order to survive. The contributors to The Stories That Shape Us are as diverse as the regions they speak from. Some of them are well-established, even best-selling authors; others are new voices soon to be heard on the national scene. All are united by their passion to tell the truth about their land and their lives - to tell the stories that have shaped them and that can help shape us all.

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