Lit City Episode Ten: Forgotten by History

Apr 13, 2017

Bess Streeter Aldrich (1881-1954)
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Like the title character of her 1933 novel Miss Bishop, Iowa-born author Bess Streeter Aldrich is finally getting the recognition she deserves. Although she wrote 14 novels and countless popular short stories, Aldrich was long forgotten... until recently, that is, when her hometown of Cedar Falls, Iowa decided to name an elementary school after her.

Retrieving forgotten people and their stories is also the work of The Cities that Built the Bible, the most recent book by Robert Cargill, an archaeologist and associate professor of Judaism and Christianity at the University of Iowa.

Tune in and join us in toasting the conclusion of season one of Lit City!