Photo credit: Greta Yarger Browner, 2016
Lisa Yarger is the author of Lovie: The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship (UNC Press), a narrative nonfiction book about North Carolina midwife Lovie Beard Shelton that was nearly two decades in the writing. Lisa grew up in Raleigh, studied English at Wake Forest University and earned a master's degree in folklore from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She met Lovie Shelton in 1996 while working on an exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History. Since 2005 she has lived with her husband and daughter in Munich, Germany, where they own and operate the Munich Readery, an English-language secondhand bookshop.
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