Author Lisa Yarger (left) and North Carolina nurse-midwife Lovie Beard Shelton.
Photo by Shanna Marie Shaffer.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Lisa Yarger, folklorist and writer, about her book Lovie: The Story Of A Southern Midwife And An Unlikely Friendship (University of North Carolina Press, published in association with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University)--published originally in 2016, the book is newly out in paperback. I also went to hear Lisa speak at our Main Library about her relationship with Lovie and writing this book. What a gem!