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'We Leave The Flowers Where They Are: True Stories Of Montana Women'

Oct 17, 2019

These diverse stories of resistance, resilience, and love make it perfectly clear that there is no one single narrative of Montana women. Proceeds benefit Humanities Montana and the Zootown Arts Community Center. 

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We Leave The Flowers Where They Are: True Stories Of Montana Women
Credit Richard Fifield

About the Book:

In this collection, 41 women share 41 unforgettable true stories. From midwifery, to sobriety, to extreme adventure, women's voices across generations are honored and celebrated. These are diverse stories of resistance, resilience, and love, making it perfectly clear that there is no one single narrative of Montana women. Proceeds benefit Humanities Montana and the Zootown Arts Community Center. This collection would not have been possible without the generous support of Richard Fifield. For more information on the book, visit We Leave the Flowers Where They Are.

About the Contributors: 

Robin O'Day

Robin O’Day studied Creative Writing at the Davidson Honors College at the University of Montana, before completing her degree at San Francisco State University. She is an alum of the Michael Chekhov Theatre Company in New York City and was an anchor and journalist at the CBS affiliate station, KPAX. She lives in Missoula with her husband and two daughters.

Elke Govertsen

Elke Govertsen was born in Missoula, Montana, raised in Alaska, zinged around the world and has come full circle back to Missoula. She founded Mamalode magazine because she believes story is everything. She unabashedly loves her teenagers. And Keith Richards.

Julie Janj

Julie Janj lives in a crumbling hotel and works in a crumbling building in Missoula. She volunteers for people who don’t care for her, which is just the way she likes it. She also likes being on time, being polite, and following through, three things she demands of all her consorts.