Joan Koster

About me

Ethnography is one kind of storytelling. Fiction is another. Joan Koster first learned that true living is a mixture of ritual and passion and good food washed down with wine while conducting ethnographic research among Greek shepherds. Now living on a sheep farm in upstate New York, she is finding time to spin the truths she learned into the metaphysical world only possible in fiction.

From my website

Alice Munro on Eating Spaghetti

~ “A drop of hatred in your soul will spread and discolor everything.” Alice Munroe ~ 2013 Nobel prize-winning author, Alice Monroe, is best known as the writer of incredible short stories that encompass all of the themes, symbolism, characterization of novels within the confines of elegant, but clearly written…

Michelle Obama on Girls

“I wanted them to understand that the measure of any society is how it treats its women and girls.” -Michelle Obama Michelle Obama is leaving the White House today. For the past eight years, she has served as first lady of our country with dignity and thoughtfulness. One of her…

Pauline Dempers on Nama Skin is Proud

The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice is the sponsor of The Peace Writer project which documents the lives and stories of woman working for peace all over the world. Women are paired with professional writers and videographers and enabled to tell their stories. The following excerpt is…

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