The book our Book Club is currently reading is Storycatcher by Christina Baldwin. The by-line for the book is: Making Sense of Our Lives through the Power and Practice of Story. I am only on page 24, but so far this book has me hooked!
Each chapter of the book is carried by a facinating narrative about people, family or community. This is all intertwined with the practical instruction about the nature of story, how it works and how we can practice it in our lives.
The first chapter begins with this quote to open it:
"Life hangs on a narrative thread. This thread is a braid of stories that inform us about who we are, and where we come from, and where we might go. The thread is slender but strong: we trust is to hold us and allow us to swing over the edge of the known into the future we dream in words."
At the end of each chapter is a part titled: Becoming a Storycatcher. This is an exercise for the reader to complete. There are choices as to what the reader feels compelled to complete. Or the reader could do all of them.
I am sure by the time we have our next Book Club meeting, all of us will be better storycatchers And we will have a lot to talk about, too!