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A Woman Walking:
Second Edition

Nancy King

 

A Woman Walking: Second Edition by Nancy King book cover

 

 

In this folktale novel, Ninan inherits an unwelcome legacy. She must follow the tradition of her grandfather and become a traveling storyteller, telling the stories of her people. On each step of her journey Ninan tells a unique and universal story that speaks to the people gathered to listen. At first, stories erupt from her unbidden and uncontrolled, and the nomadic life is an obligation not a joy. Although she yearns for love and comfort, Ninan continues to walk. In a spiral of self-discovery, as she explores peoples' deepest needs and emotions, she realizes that every story is a kind of gentle magic. She is a storyteller. She is a woman walking.


Reviews

"We tell stories to make sense of our lives. Storytelling is not only a source of meaning but of survival. In Nancy King's mythic tale A Woman Walking a young girl has to chose between staying home in an ordinary life and taking on the task of travel and story making. A bit of fairy tale, a bit of Ursula LeGuin, and the author's own vision bring these tales to life.
--Miriam Sagan, author of Gossip and Map of the Lost

We tell stories to make sense of our lives. Storytelling is not only a source of meaning but of survival. In Nancy King s mythic tale A Woman Walking a young girl has to chose between staying home in an ordinary life and taking on the task of travel and story making. A bit of fairy tale, a bit of Ursula LeGuin, and the author s own vision bring these tales to life.
--Miriam Sagan, Unsolicited testimony


About the Author

Nancy King lives, writes and weaves in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She holds a PhD from Union Institute and University, has told stories and conducted story making workshops throughout the USA, Scandinavia, the UK, Canada, Mexico, and Hungary. Her other books include the novels Opening Gates, Changing Spaces, The Stones Speak, Morning Light and Dancing With Wonder Self-Discovery Through Stories. As a member of PEN International she corresponds with political prisoners all over the world.

 

ISBN: 978-1-63210-022-1

212 pages, $15.95

Categories:
Fiction : Literary
Fiction: Contemporary Woman
Social Science: Customs & Traditions

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