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Michele McKnight Baker

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Michele McKnight Baker Readers of Soldier's Heart have been urging me to begin writing a sequel, and so I have begun Storytellers.
Michele McKnight Baker My professional background includes journalism, research, and teaching. I love finding and telling a good story, especially one that was untold and…moreMy professional background includes journalism, research, and teaching. I love finding and telling a good story, especially one that was untold and sheds new light on a subject. And I love giving voice to individuals and groups who have been marginalized or misunderstood. In this multi-cultural, generational saga, we hear from the women and children.

Twelve year old Junior Thompson’s clear-eyed truth-telling introduces us to a soldier suffering from “soldier’s heart” (the Civil War term for what we now know as post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD) and his shocking actions during a church service, on April 9, 1865, the day Lee surrenders to Grant.(less)
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January is the month favored for new resolutions. I choose December for remembrance. December remembers.


December and Christmas memories intertwine. My childhood creche had a chimney. I went through a phase of jealousy. If one of my brothers got to place the baby in his manger, I’d drop Jesus down the chute.


Thank goodness for maturity and grace. At age 8 I was Mary in a church Christmas play. It...

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What can I say? I wrote it, took eight years from research to publication. No regrets.
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"It amazes me how history is viewed so differently through the eyes of individuals. Friends, one white and one a freed slave lived during the same time but their experiences were totally different. History affects each of us based on where we are a..." Read more of this review »
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2 families. 2 stories. Each person tells their tales and we eventually see how they all connect. With the backdrop of before, during, and after the Civil War we watch how these try to survive the tragedies of their lives and of how the..." Read more of this review »
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The book is always better, as they say. Though the film is powerful, you must read Emma Donoghue's Room. I root for books that honor the child's point of view, which is so often overlooked or censored. For Donoghue's Jack, a mother's love creates a h ...more
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Christine Lincoln crafts characters and voices in Sap Rising with a poet's attention to precisely the right word and detail. And so through these absorbing stories an entire rural southern community (Grandville) springs to life. Its featured inhabita ...more
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I read Tiny Dancers two years ago and the characters have stayed with me. Patricia Hickman's writing transports the reader in time. From the moment I met the High Stepping Curry Sisters on stage, I was hooked. Hickman delivers thought provoking conte ...more
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“Depression can be a form of self hatred. We don't feel comfortable in our own skin.”
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“Are you willing to care enough to get hurt?”
Michele Mcknight Baker, Sandpaper Sisters

“Then the vulture swooped down and away, racing the LeTort spring to the Conodoguinet Creek from there to the Susquehanna river and from there to the sea. Same river my ancestors took to reach the places where they hunted and farmed and buried their dead.”
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“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

“It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.”
Arthur Conan Doyle

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”
C.S. Lewis

“Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”
C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
Corrie ten Boom




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