Looking to the Stars from Old Algiers: And Other Long Stories Short

Looking to the Stars from Old Algiers: And Other Long Stories Short

by Jan Risher

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Overview

Jan Risher took the long way to get from Mississippi to Louisiana with stops in between in Slovakia, Mexico, China, Burkina Faso, and more than forty other countries. Since moving to Lafayette in 2001, she has been a Sunday columnist for The Daily Advertiser and has written a column every single week since March 2002.

Looking to the Stars from Old Algiers and Other Long Stories Short is the collection of these columns written over fifteen years. Arranged in chronological order, the collection creates a narrative of one woman’s aim to build her family, build up her community, and weave the stories and lessons learned from the past into the present.

From her family’s move to Louisiana, adoption of a daughter from China, covering Hurricane Katrina, travels near and far, author Jan Risher attempts, sometimes failing and sometimes succeeding, to do her small part to make the world a better place.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781946160362
Publisher: University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press
Publication date: 09/28/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 328
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

Jan Risher is an award-winning journalist and investigative reporter and was managing editor of The Times of Acadiana. Before and after her time as a full-time journalist, she was a teacher of English as a Foreign Language at the University of Louisiana Lafayette and also taught in the Lafayette Parish Public Schools. She now owns Shift Key, a content marketing and public relations firm, and continues a freelance writing career. She, her husband, and their two daughters have made their home on the banks of the Vermilion River.

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