In our 16th episode Nancy talks about Bravehearted, the Women of the American West by Katie Hickman (2022) and how our popular culture version of the West is very unlike the day to day real life experiences of women. Especially those women’s voices we don’t hear from – Black women, Indigenous women, and Chinese women. Nancy also takes a wild ride with The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise by Colleen Oakley (2023) and its two unlikely road buddies Louise, 81 and recovering from hip surgery and Tanner, 21 and recovering from a soccer injury and loss of a college athletic scholarship. Nancy’s third book is a small gem by Paul Harding, This Other Eden and she’d like to see it reach a wider audience.
Peggy starts with two non-fiction books to help you understand and be your best self. Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole by Susan Cain, 2022 and The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman, 2014. Peggy always has a new/old discovery from the Children’s Room and today she goes back over 100 years to discover, The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit, 1906.