Patricia Owen

Patricia Owen holds a master's degree from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College in Boston. Her bachelor's degrees are in German literature and French Immerson Elementary Education. Before she and her husband, John, had their three children, she worked as an elementary school teacher, in a children's bookstore, and as a librarian. During her studies at Simmons College she was an intern at The Horn Book Magazine. A list of Patricia Owen's favorite Newbery Award winners is available on the MARS HILL AUDIO Children's Literature web page.


Volume 73

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Guests on Volume 73: Richard John Neuhaus, Nigel Cameron, Carlos F. Gomez, and Michael Uhlmann, on the meaning and value of human life, the vocation of medicine, the logic of autonomous individualism, and the temptation of suicide and euthanasia; Patrick Carey, on the perceptive (and peregrinating) thought of Orestes Brownson; John W. O'Malley, on the prophetic, academic, humanistic, and artistic vectors of Western culture; Patricia Owen, on what makes good children's books and on how the Newbery Medal winners have changed over time; Susan Srigley, on the sacramental and incarnational fiction of Flannery O'Connor; and Ralph C. Wood, on Flannery O'Connor as "hill-billy Thomist" and sympathizer with backwoods religion.