020 Stories that Defined and Refined Us (part 1)

Or: Impactful books and our stories

Sep 26, 2022

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Featured books in this episode:

  • The Magical Drawings of Moonie B. Finch by David McPhail

  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

  • Jack Zulu and the Waylander’s Key by S.D. and J.C. Smith: Pre-orders open October 4th! Watch for our episode with them in two weeks! (Oct. 10th, 2022)

  • Treasures of the Snow by Patricia St. John - Archive copy

  • Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller, illustrated by Jen Hill

  • The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis

  • Persuasion by Jane Austen

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

  • Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

  • Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and Diet Dictocrats by Sally Fallon

  • Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price, DDS

  • Medallion by Dawn L. Watkins

  • Johnny Tremain: A Story of Boston in Revolt by Esther Forbes

  • The Bridge by Jeri Massi

  • Runaway Princess by Milly Howard

  • Give and Take by Elly Swartz

  • Max Explains Everything: Soccer Expert by Stacy McAnulty, illustrated by Deborah Hocking

  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

  • Robin Hood by Howard Pyle

  • Emma by Jane Austen

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