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020 Stories that Defined and Refined Us (part 1)

Or: Impactful books and our stories

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Stories from the Ashes Catalogue

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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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Reshelving Alexandria
Stories from the Ashes Podcast
A Reshelving Alexandria podcast where we pontificate on good books and the stories that define and refine us. Join Ambre and friends as they discuss what they're reading and interview others in the literary world. We talk stories in all their forms because stories have the power to shape and change hearts and minds.
Amanda Rossman