Called to Healing: Reflections on the Power of Earth's Stories in Women's Lives
Women's paths to personal wholeness and self-healing are explored through an eco-feminist, reader-response analysis of four fictional narratives. Included in these are Mary Austin, Harriette Arnow, Ellen Galford, Ibis Gomez-Vega, and Sally Carrighar.
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The Stories Begin
Storytelling and Truthtelling
I remember and I recall
Tell me a story thats true
Cactus Thorn by Mary Austin
in The Dollmaker by Harriette Arnow 8 9
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Alice Walker ancestors Anderson Arliss artist Barry Lopez begins born Bride Cactus Thorn Cailleach called Carol Christ Carole's Carrighar Cassie Catriona cellar cherry wood church Clovis Cora Cora's create culture daughter death desert Detroit Dulcie Dulcie's Earth Ellen Galford essential angel experience face Father Arroyo feel female fire Fires of Bride Galford garden Gertie Gertie's mother gives goddess Gomez-Vega Grant Arliss Harriette Arnow healing husband Ibid island journey Kendrick Kentucky kill land landscape lions live Lizzie Lopez male Mary Austin Mhairi Miriam narrative narrator Native American needlework never paint patriarchal Paula Gunn Allen piece Pozo Seco quilt reader reader-response criticism relationship roots sacred space says seaweed-woman silence spirit story storytelling tells Tempest Williams Terry Tempest Williams things threads Tillie Olsen tion told tradition tribes truth voice woman women writes York Zemi