(I remember, back then, even funnier, thinking why is it HIS story? I probably didn’t say so.)
But the teacher’s basic point was consciousness-raising to a little kid—that history is a series of fabulous fascinating stories. So no wonder historical fiction is so riveting—it takes us back and puts us in another time. Into what was a real story. What IS a real story.
I have to admit, before I read Jeannette’s essay, I never thought of it as…well, let her tell it.
And she found an incredible—true--story along the way.
HANK: Oh, with Rhys and Susan here--that'll be interesting to hear!And Hallie's new book is an historical, really--right? (And Jeannette--will you tell us more about the Duplessis orphans?)