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Author
Walls, Jeannette
Descriptors
Alcoholism
Eccentricity
Homeless
Memoirs
Nonfiction
Poverty
Location/Setting:
Arizona
California
Nevada
New York (City)
West Virginia
Time Period:
1960s
1970s
2000s
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Summary
The bad news in this real-life tale relates to conditions of abject poverty resulting from extremist parenting techniques. The good news is that the author, aided and abetted by her siblings, survives these seemingly heartbreaking circumstances. Remarkably she flourishes, exhibiting a keen appreciation for learning, self-reliance, caring for others, and, most notably, acceptance of her parents.
Critique
It would be nearly impossible to diminish the difficulty of the subject matter or underestimate its skillful handling by this author. This poignant, gripping story is highly recommended.
ISBN
9780743247535
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# of Pages
288
Published
2005
Formats
Reviewer's Initials: BRM CO ED MA SJH


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