6 December 2011

Wendy Call and Ellen Hart are Woman-Stirred!

This week, on Thursday, December 8th, on Woman-Stirred Radio, I'm delighted to welcome Wendy Call, author of No Word for Welcome: the Mexican village faces the global economy (U of Nebraska Press), and delighted to welcome back mystery maven Ellen Hart, whose new book, The Lost Ladies of Lost Lake, has been released by Minotaur Press (St. Martin's/McMillan).


At 4:15, Wendy Call, writer, editor, teacher, and translator, comes on air to talk about No Word for Welcome: the Mexican village faces the global economy, a fascinating and intimate portrait of the peoples and cultures of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, the narrow "waist of Mexico" which stretches from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. The region is known for "its strong women, spirited marketplaces, and deep sense of independence" (UNP). Call's narrative about her years in the isthmus among the Huave and Zapotec, who now struggle with the consequences of industrialization and development that has been driven by the post-NAFTA global economy. "With timely and invaluable insights into the development battle, Call shows that the people who have suffered most from economic globalization have some of the clearest ideas about how we can all survive it" (UNP).

Wendy Call is a recent writer-in-residence at Seattle University, New College of Florida, and Harborview Medical Center. She is the coeditor of Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writer's Guide, author of various essays, and translator of Mexican poetry and short fiction.



At 5:00, Ellen Hart joins us for a fun-fest about her latest Jane Lawless mystery, The Lost ladies of Lost Lake.  "While caring for a friend after she takes a nasty fall, restauranteur Jane Lawless discovers that her friend is actually much more afraid of a tragic accident that took place years ago---and the reporter snooping around it---" (SMP).  The Lost Women of Lost Lake is another adventure from one of the best writers of lesbian/gay mysteries!

The author of more than seventeen novels, Ellen Hart is a Lambda Literary and Minnesota Book Award winner.  She lives and writes in Minnesota.

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