Sunday, August 12, 2012

One Amazing Thing Book Review

"The Best Storyteller in North Texas" 

Book Review

One Amazing Thing

by Chitra Divakaruni

Rose-Mary Rumbley

Humorist, author, actress, professor and book reviewer Rose-Mary Rumbley spoke  at the Richardson Civic Center Grand Hall recently about the power of storytelling and the book One Amazing Thing, courtesy of the Friends of the Richardson Library.

One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakaruni is the fictional story of nine people buried underground somewhere in the US after an earthquake.  One of the characters tells the others that they should pool their resources and help each other.  Will they be found?  Each of the characters tell one amazing story from their lives to help pass the time.  Rose-Mary read her favorite story from the book about a character who failed at her job at a beauty shop.  Rose-Mary made us laugh with her comic voice and skill at public speaking.  There's no one quite like her. 

Rose-Mary humorously reminded us that stories are more than just stories, they have unexpected power. Stories teach us:

*how to read (remember your favorite childhood story

* morals (Grimm's fairytales)

*human relations (Huck Finn and Jim by Mark Twain)

Thanks Rose-Mary!
We also enjoyed hearing your stories about early years of Texas and about your family.
Come back to Richardson soon!


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