It was rather serendipitous, not that I broke my wrist, but that I chose to bring Anna De Fina and Alexandra Georgakopoulou's 2012 book, Analyzing Narrative: Discourse and Sociolinguistic Perspectives, to my physical therapy appointments. Three times a week for several weeks, I read left-handed with my right arm trapped in a device that radiated extreme heat or numbing cold. I encourage anyone with an interest in narrative analysis to read this book, especially, if possible, in the company of people with stories to tell (but minus the temperature variations). There are six chapters and I recommend that it be read in thirds.


Narrative Analysis, Story, Story Tellers

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Robyn Jordan. B.S. Zoology, M.S. Biology, and a Ph.D. student in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM). When not buried in literature or my dissertation, I work at ULM where I have taught biology, worked in the Dean’s office to helped students find their way and moved the never-ending piles of paper (as a result, I am leading the charge to eliminate paper flows in favor of electronic ones in the name of efficiency and trees everywhere). Correspondence regarding this review can be addressed directly to Robyn Jordan at Email: Jordan@ulm.edu

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