Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Live Free and Eat Pie! A Lake's Region Adventure!

Life Free and Eat Pie!

 On Sunday, November 2nd, Ms Rule will be at Interlakes School to talk about her stories and answer questions from readers.

The libraries of the Lakes Region have chosen Rebecca Rule’s “Live Free and Eat Pie” as the centerpiece for our 2014 community read project because it confirms our sense of common culture through the medium of story telling.  Although presented in the guise of a Baedeker, the book is much more.  It punctuates her more factual presentations with asides and stories that reveal the particular nature of our state and culture.  “Live Free and Eat Pie” would serve to reacquaint natives with local lore and give newcomers a deeper appreciation of the place they have come to live. And, by doing so through the medium of story, it can renew their appreciation for narrative.

About Rebecca
Rebecca Rule 
gathers and tells stories. She’s collected stories about what’s special about this rocky old state of New Hampshire for more than fifteen years.  Stories that speak to us not only of  our history, but of our identity.   She recently received an honorary doctorate from New England College for storytelling and contributions to New Hampshire literature.  Her publications include Moved and Seconded: NH Town Meeting, The Present, the Past, and the Future;  The Best Revenge (named one of five essential New Hampshire books by New Hampshire Magazine); Could Have Been Worse: True Stories, Embellishments, and Outright Lies;  Live Free and Eat Pie: A Storyteller’s Guide to NH; andHeadin’ for the Rhubarb: A New Hampshire Dictionary (well, kinda).

“The NH native, writer and humorist has a talent for seeing the funnies of real life. But beyond the smiles and laughs, she invariably succeeds at drawing forth lots of “now isn’t that true?” and “Just typical, isn’t it?”–Keene Sentinel

‘I’m very interested in Yankee culture…and love the humor in particular. For nearly 20 years, I’ve been traveling the state of New Hampshire telling the stories, and in the oral tradition, one story leads to another, so inevitably folks tell me stories.” — Rebecca Rule

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