Books That Inspire 2008


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Voices from the Heartland
Carolyn Anne Taylor, Emily Dial-Driver, Carole Burrage, Sally Emmons-Featherston, editors


What do these women have in common? Former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Wilma Mankiller; prima ballerina Maria Tallchief; Norman Mayor and Director of the Carl Albert Center (OU) Cindy Rosenthal; OU Coach Sherri Coale; survivor Susan Urbach; First Lady of Oklahoma Kim Henry and best selling author, Billie Letts. All of these women and many more, some well known and some outside the public eye, share their stories in this collection of essays. Reading stories of inspiration, heartache, generosity and creativity, Voices from the Heartland reminds us of what connects us to our families, friends and communities.


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Debra H Engel
Associate Dean of Libraries for Public Services
University Libraries