Donald Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories. While he heard many traditional stories about Jack and other heroic characters, he was most attracted to the stories of his own family and places of origin. Davis begin retelling the stories he heard and then adding his own new stories to them until he was repeatedly asked to “tell it again, on purpose.”
During his twenty-five year career as a United Methodist Minister, Davis began to use stories more and more. He was also asked to begin performing at festivals and in other settings until he retired from the church to tell stories full time.
Have you ever been to a class reunion? Was one enough for you? Discover how we all travel through time, accompanied by the power of memory – and its limitations. This story, new in Davis’s repertory, is accompanied by another, The New Car, which observes a time when a family, accustomed to sharing a single car, acquires a second, and the changes it brings to their daily interactions.
The author of eighteen books and more than forty original recordings, Davis is the recipient of both the Circle of Excellence and the Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Storytelling Network.