Lesson 1 (from Prologue)
Elizabeth Gilbert is a successful writer of fiction and non-fiction. Perhaps her most widely-known work is "Eat, Pray, Love" a personal memoir of her year of travel following a painful divorce. "Stern Men" is Gilbert's only novel. This lesson discusses the author of the novel "Stern Men", Elizabeth Gilbert.
1) Library Research: Have the students research the author of the novel, Elizabeth Gilbert. Explore the other works she has written, as well as her background. Take a look at interviews and the author's website to gain information about her writing and where "Stern Men" fits in with her other works.
2) Presentation: Have students get into pairs and prepare a presentation, using their research on Gilbert and her canon. Have each group read an excerpt from a different memoir, short story or essay written by Gilbert during their presentation. At the end of the presentations, have...
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