The Summer 2015 Ellen Gilchrist Tour includes these highly recommended books to be read before the first session. There are additional lists of interesting and suggested reading at my other site. Onward literati!!
Chapter one of each:
* Somehow Form a Family
*House of Prayer No. 2
*The Tender Land: A Family Love Story
Part one of Making a Literary Life by Carolyn See
Three short stories from I, Rhoda Manning, Go Hunting With My Daddy including one with Rhoda as a child, one as a divorced mother of three and as an older woman who recalls the blessing and curse of being Big Dudley's only daughter.
Chapter one of the workbook (a downloadable .pdf/.doc after registration).
The 20 Hours outline.
Approximately 200 pages total.