Norma Libman, The Story of the Story

The Story of the Story is a book about writing, for people who write and people who read. Norma Libman reveals the secrets behind many of the 500-plus stories she worked on during her life as a journalist, and explores the forces that brought her to writing as a career. Then she sets out a plan for telling your own story.

“Freelance journalist, Norma Libman, has an ear and voice for strong women that captivates the reader. She enlivens the stories of Chinese ladies who invented a secret language with which to sew and weave their woes into cloth, of disgraced mothers forced to give birth behind bars, of pioneer women writing through the haze of exhaustion, of Crypto-Jewish women preserving their religion in secret through 500 years of exile, and more. As Ms. Libman unfolds their tales, she discovers and tells her own story in simple, eloquent, strong language.”—Lois Ruby, Author Steal Away Home and This Old Man

Norma Libman is a journalist and educator. She is the author of more than 500 articles published in newspapers nationwide, and has written an award-winning novel, Lonely River Village, based on her ground-breaking research on Nu Shu, the secret Chinese women’s writing system. Libman has also written a children’s book, Hannah’s Day at School. She lives, writes, and teaches in New Mexico.

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SKU: 9780991477524

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ISBN: 9780991477500
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Published: Norma Libman - February 10th, 2014