Nov 17, 2010
Famous literary heroines from Scarlett (in "Gone With the Wind"), Jo March (from "Little Women"), Scout Finch (from "To Kill a Mockingbird"), Jane Eyre, Lizzy Bennet ("Pride and Prejudice"), and Anne Shirley ("Anne of Green Gables") have been guiding us women for years. They're the sisters you look to when you're going through a hard time. These beloved characters, often extensions of their equally celebrated creators, have endured floods and famines, unrequited love and the scorn of their societies, but at their core, they are just like us. The lessons of yesterday’s literary heroines can often serve as sturdy example for modern day problems. Listen to Erin Blakemore, author of the new book, THE HEROINE’S BOOKSHELF: Life Lessons from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder," share valuable lessons we can learn from these heroines. In her book, Erin pays tribute to 12 of literature’s greatest authors and their unforgettable superwomen. Women everywhere place a value on such inspirational traits as faith, dignity, happiness, compassion, and ambition. In THE HEROINE’S BOOKSHELF, Erin Blakemore attributes such characteristics to the plucky heroines, who defined her childhood and have helped her persevere in the face of hardship. In this pre-Thanksgiving show, we're going to get wisdom from these heroines so we have a happy holiday.