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The Once and Future Queen
by Nicole Evelina
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Finding Mercy in This World
by Catherine Johnson
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Once Upon a Time a Sparrow
by Mary Avery Kabrich

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The River by Starlight
by Ellen Notbohm
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BJ Erickson
by Sarah Rickman

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Gina in the Floating World
by Belle Brett
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Not a Poster Child
by Francine Falk-Allen
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Hidden Ones
by Marcia Fine

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by Catherine Graham
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Saving Bobby
by Renee Hodges

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Daughter in Retrograde
by Courtney Kersten
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To Play Again
by Carol Rosenberger
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Celtic Knot
by Ann Shortell

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Anything that Burns You
by Terese Svoboda
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The Passion of Marta
by Caren Umbarger
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When the Stars Sang
by Caren J. Werlinger

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The Mercy Seat
by Elizabeth H. Winthrop


"Storytelling is healing. As we reveal ourselves in story, we become aware of the continuing core of our lives under the fragmented surface of our experience. We become aware of the multifaceted, multichaptered 'I' who is the storyteller. We can trace out the paradoxical and even contradictory versions of ourselves that we create for different occasions, different audiences... Most important, as we become aware of ourselves as storytellers, we realized that what we understand and imagine about ourselves is a story. And when we know all this, we can use our stories to heal and make ourselves whole."

—Susan Wittig Albert, Writing From Life

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