Over the past eight years Storycorps has recorded over 40,000 stories inside their recording booths. These recordings preserve memories and evoke emotions. One recurrent theme is the subject of love. Love that was found. Love that was lost. Precious love.
Jaimy Gordon's novel "Lord of Misrule" won the National Book Award in 2010. Gordon is a 1966 graduate of Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. In this second segment of our two part interview Gordon reads from a novel she published in 1990 that was inspired by her time in Yellow Springs. She also talks about the Antioch College professors who inspired her. And she offers listeners a glimpse of some of the themes from a novel which she is currently writing.
Jaimy Gordon's novel "Lord of Misrule" is set in 1970 at a small horse racing track in West Virginia. Gordon once worked at such a place-her book immerses readers in a lost world of language and dialect as we experience a series of claiming races and the dramatic intrigues that are unfolding. She has created a cast of unusual and highly memorable characters here.
Anne Frank was the most famous, the most tragic, and the most iconic victim of the Holocaust. She would have remained merely one of the millions of little known victims - then someone found her "Diary" and her story became well known. That book has sold over 30 million copies so far.
In their novel "The House That War Minister Built" Andrew Imbrie Dayton and Elahe Talieh Dayton have written a fictional history of a family which unfolds with all the drama of great cinema. Over the course of a century we observe as this family experiences the joys and the tragedies of life.