How has reading changed you?
Thank you. Thank you to:
Laura Ingalls Wilder for bringing me into another world of prairie pioneers living through winters that tested families and made them strong.
The Enoch Pratt Children's library in Baltimore and its librarians from the 1950's and 1960's for finding wonderful books for me to read.
Badger's Parting Gifts by Susan Varley for helping me through grief and loss.
Kierkegaard's story of Jacob and Isaac for helping me understand the enormity of what God was asking Abraham to do: sacrifice his own son.
Elena Ferrante's book My Brilliant Friend for helping me to understand a complex friendship and the power of one not present to influence one.
Julia Alvarez for her quiet book Time of the Butterflies on the murder of 3 sisters by the dictator Trujillo told in their voices and later by the surviving 4th sister.
Kent Haruf for his beautiful book Our Souls at Night where an elderly widow and widower start to spend the night together talking and finding a bond.
For Elsa Morante's History telling of war torn Italy told through the eyes of a widow trying to survive with a child.
For the book Pippi Longstocking for letting young girls know that they could do anything if they did not just follow the rules.
For Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters for writing their books.
For Roland Merullo's Talk Funny Girl and its tale of how a contractor's hiring of a teenage girl from an abuse filled home allowed her to escape through work and to thrive and to believe in herself.
For Louisa May Alcott and her strong character Jo in Little Women.
For friends who recommended these books.
For Charlie Pratt and Christopher Brookfield for making me a better reader.
For Margaret Kostritsky who fostered a great love of books and made reading a joy.
For Jenni Acosta for sending me The Last Painting of Sara Vos.
Juliet P. Kostritsky is a law professor.
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