I’d skimmed her earlier books Dakota and The Cloister Walk years ago — but that was a long time ago! My family has its American roots in South Dakota — which is what drew me to her writing originally.
I found Norris’ talk last night full of wonderful insight. Her poetry (separately published from her more popular books) is really superb. She punctuated her talk last night with several of her poems.
As it turns out, Norris lost her husband to cancer about a month ago. She has decided to continue with her speaking engagements — because she knows it’s what he would have wanted her to do. Godspeed!