Can you change a situation just by changing the narrative? Even if it is an age-old societal concern? Journalist Mary O'Hara says you can. In “The Shame Game” she urges us to change the way we talk to – and about – people who experience poverty.
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Virtual Author Interview With J. Ryan Stradal
Join host Donna Apidone and author J. Ryan Stradal to discuss his national bestselling novel — The Lager Queen of Minnesota.
An homage to midwestern values and family drama, Stradal's story spans 50 years and shares the story of three women whose family splinters when Helen and Edith's father leaves their entire shared inheritance to the younger, more business-savvy Helen.
The story weaves through the years in a non-linear fashion, flashing between the lives of the two sisters and the life of Diane, Edith's granddaughter. As each woman faces their own hardships, the complexities in both character and family become exposed. Through their stories we find the optimistic belief that people can change, and resolution can be possible even if it takes generations.
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In Stradal’s follow-up to his best-selling debut, Kitchens of the Great Midwest, the Minnesota native’s energetic prose once again captures the optimism of the heartland.
Wonderful. . . Stradal’s gift for getting the reader to invest in these lives is particularly profound.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
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Wednesday, June 10, 2020
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