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I'm a writer and assistant professor of mass media in southern Minnesota, where I was born and raised. WE'LL BE THE LAST ONES TO LET YOU DOWN is my first book for adults. I have written more than 20 books for the children's educational market.

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As an inspirational story, this book succeeds. As a memoir, it falls flat. It provides information, no doubt. Catra has a lot to say. Readers learn of Catra's story from her younger years to the present. But every turning point is given equal weight, ...more
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This was an intriguing story. I listened to it and for the most part, it kept my attention. Winchester did a good job fleshing out the characters. I enjoyed getting an inside story of the making of the Oxford English Dictionary.
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“Stories weren't just make believe, all Dr. Seuss and Mother Goose. I saw a circle: first life, then death. Spring, summer, fall, winter. Blue sky and storms and quilts of cold clouds occupy the same space but at different times. Memories and stories help you rebuild. Things most precious to you may be gone, lost to the wicked wind, but you remember what had been, and you move on.”
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“Mom was the midwife who delivered stories to me.”
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“Church comforts the lonely, those who've lost, those who grieve. It is a weekly ritual that never changes, never goes away. You can go to mass anywhere around the world -- Waseca, North Dakota, Poland, Ireland -- and the only difference would be the language. Church provides us something to cling to, the rope line tied from the barn to the house during a blizzard. No matter what swirls around you, you cannot become lost.”
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