June book arrivals (1)
This has appeared in my mailbox... oddly even before any shipping notification. I look forward to digging into its nine chapters (and 279 pages). I may have to discuss this book chapter by chapter, since there is so much to digest. As a plus, all of the stories within are attributed, though sometimes the source is just the woman who collected the story from an oral source. Indeed, the whole book was compiled by women's groups in New Hampshire: "About fifty years ago, many of their descendants realized that these stories that were told by their ancestors were too often forgotten. To preserve their Folk Tales, scores of women began to write these anecdotes with the determination to publish them for posterity" (from the Introduction)