One of America's favorite African-American storytellers remembers her childhood in tender, unforgettable new stories. Jackie Torrence, a frequent headliner at the National Storytelling Festival, is known to audiences nationwide as The Story Lady. She has performed at The Kennedy Center, Wolftrap, Colonial Williamsburg, the International Children's Festival, the Chicago Blues Festival, and at Lincoln Center. You'll hear: "My Grandmother's Treasure", "The Big Cotton Patch", "Miss Maetroy's Flower Bed", "The Strawberry Pie", "My Granddaddy's Haint", and "The Funeral".More
Jackie Torrence tells stories of her grandmother and other family members in this wonderful collection. The tales of stolen strawberry pie, the favorite apron, the memories of a special flower are each shared by Torrence with pride and affection. Her deep, melodious voice captures each nuance of expectation, delight and sadness. Her warmth and humor envelop the listener. Her deep chuckle is a particular joy. These very personal stories can meld with one's own family reflections, increasing their enjoyment. These memories of childhood will delight all ages - a family treasure.
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