"You Can Change Your Story": Why I Wrote a Book About the Death of My Mother
On this episode of Our American Stories, David LaBelle's last memory of his mother was seeing her washed away in a raging flood when he was a senior in high school. She would never be found. It took David years to wrestle with the loss, and eventually he decided to write a semi-fictional book about the event called Bridges & Angels as a therapeutic exercise. No woman figured more prominently on the Yukon and Alaskan frontiers than Belinda Mulrooney. She gained international fame as the richest woman in the Klondike and made and lost more than one fortune. She became a character in novels and her dog the inspiration for "Buck" in the Call of the Wild.
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00:00 - "You Can Change Your Story": Why I Wrote a Book About the Death of My Mother
23:00 - Belinda Mulrooney: The Richest, Toughest Woman of the Klondike Gold Rush
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