Diaries of Girls and Women: a Midwestern
(472 pages) is being published in electronic format by
the University of Wisconsin Press. For
information: click on:
Diaries of Girls and Womenand
on book's Introduction
work of creative nonfiction, In Search of Susanna
(270 pages), published by the University of Iowa Press), is available in
print and electronic formats. Click on book title above for details.
Since 1980, I have been
doing research on
women's writing and diaries, survivors' literature, autobiography,
memoir, literary theory, and American literature.
Now I am preparing for new and exciting
favorite photograph of the ruins of the Roman Forum, taken after
walking through the ruins on that trip. (Photo by Suzanne Bunkers)
Sister Merici Oehrlein, OSF. Sr.
Merici was my English and Latin teacher at Spalding High School in
Granville, IA. If you were also Sister Merici's student, you can
write to her c/o the OSF Motherhouse in Dubuque IA. Click on OSF Motherhouse
If you would like to read
my essay about Luxembourgers' immigration to the United States,
click on this link:
The Wisdom of
with the difficult,
While it is still easy.
Solve large problems
When they are still small.
Preventing large problems
By taking small steps
Is easier than solving them.
Therefore, the Tao person
Anticipates and lives wisely.
By small actions
Accomplishing great things.
-- Tao 67
Some years ago, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg commissioned a sculpture
that stands outside the United Nations Building in New York City.
The purpose of the sculpture is to promote world peace. In
1994, Suzanne and Rachel Bunkers visited the United Nations and saw the
"No War" sculpture.