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FINE WIFE YOU TURNED OUT TO BE! By John Dickinson
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As Mary, aged 95, plays a game of Scrabble with her son John, reminiscences are triggered of her life, covering almost all of the last century. It includes two wars, and it is a story of true... More > courage, adversity and love, over 100 years of change. A serving girl whose employers ranged from local vicar to royalty; a man from the back streets of Leeds born to a single mother in 1907; a child born out of wedlock in 1930 when condemnation and shame were the normal reactions; and an escaper extraordinaire during five years of captivity in the last war. And a son who didn’t know that Aunt Mary was his real mother until the eve of his wedding, when he married the niece of the French resistance woman who had helped British soldiers in hospital in Cherbourg, en route to the prison camps in Germany. All these elements are there. It is a fine plot for a novel – except that it’s all true!< Less
FINE WIFE YOU TURNED OUT TO BE! By John Dickinson
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As Mary, aged 95, plays a game of Scrabble with her son John, reminiscences are triggered of her life, covering almost all of the last century. It includes two wars, and it is a story of true... More > courage, adversity and love, over 100 years of change. A serving girl whose employers ranged from local vicar to royalty; a man from the back streets of Leeds born to a single mother in 1907; a child born out of wedlock in 1930 when condemnation and shame were the normal reactions; and an escaper extraordinaire during five years of captivity in the last war. And a son who didn’t know that Aunt Mary was his real mother until the eve of his wedding, when he married the niece of the French resistance woman who had helped British soldiers in hospital in Cherbourg, en route to the prison camps in Germany. All these elements are there. It is a fine plot for a novel – except that it’s all true!< Less
Black Fish: Memoir of a Bad Luck Girl By Angela Tung
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First he told her about the affair. Then he told her about the baby. Her life as she knew it was over. Not just another divorce memoir, BLACK FISH: MEMOIR OF A BAD LUCK GIRL chronicles the... More > relationship between a Chinese woman and a Korean man, both American-born but bound by old world traditions. It "transforms an account of a failed marriage into a work of dark enchantment," says Peter Trachtenberg, author of Seven Tattoos: A Memoir in the Flesh. "This is a memoir that spares no one, least of all its unblinking narrator, who records the breakup in prose as clear and bitter as medicine and as beguiling as a dream." BLACK FISH was a finalist for Graywolf Press's Nonfiction Prize.< Less
Black Fish: Memoir of a Bad Luck Girl By Angela Tung
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First he told her about the affair. Then he told her about the baby. Her life as she knew it was over. Not just another divorce memoir, BLACK FISH: MEMOIR OF A BAD LUCK GIRL chronicles the... More > relationship between a Chinese woman and a Korean man, both American-born but bound by old world traditions. It "transforms an account of a failed marriage into a work of dark enchantment," says Peter Trachtenberg, author of Seven Tattoos: A Memoir in the Flesh. "This is a memoir that spares no one, least of all its unblinking narrator, who records the breakup in prose as clear and bitter as medicine and as beguiling as a dream." BLACK FISH was a finalist for Graywolf Press's 2010 Nonfiction Prize.< Less
Black Fish: Memoir of a Bad Luck Girl By Angela Tung
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First he told her about the affair. Then he told her about the baby. Her life as she knew it was over. Not just another divorce memoir, BLACK FISH: MEMOIR OF A BAD LUCK GIRL chronicles the... More > relationship between a Chinese woman and a Korean man, both American-born but bound by old world traditions. It "transforms an account of a failed marriage into a work of dark enchantment," says Peter Trachtenberg, author of Seven Tattoos: A Memoir in the Flesh. "This is a memoir that spares no one, least of all its unblinking narrator, who records the breakup in prose as clear and bitter as medicine and as beguiling as a dream." BLACK FISH was a finalist for Graywolf Press's 2010 Nonfiction Prize.< Less
After 50 Years What Shall I Preach? By Donald G. Burgs Sr.
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After 50 Years What Shall I Preach? Is a Memoir, of a man born out of wedlock, and rose to success as a Pastor and world known Evangelist,despite rejection of his biological Father, who rejected him.
After 50 Years What Shall I Preach? By Donald G. Burgs Sr.
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After 50 Years What Shall I Preach? Is a Memoir, of a man born out of wedlock, and rose to success as a Pastor and world known Evangelist,despite rejection of his biological Father, who rejected him.
I'm Ada By Virginia Elizabeth Proffit Crane
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Ada, born out of wedlock to a destitute young girl overcomes multiple hardships in the hill of Virginia and the coalfilels of West Virgina and despite the fact that she is denied an education, goes... More > on to become a success and make a difference in every life she touches.< Less
I'm Ada By Virginia Elizabeth Proffit Crane
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Ada, born out of wedlock to a destitute young girl overcomes multiple hardships in the hill of Virginia and the coalfilels of West Virgina and despite the fact that she is denied an education, goes... More > on to become a success and make a difference in every life she touches.< Less
William Alexander Leidesdorff - First Black Millionaire, American Consul and California Pioneer By Gary Palgon
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William Alexander Leidesdorff is probably one of the best-kept secrets in the pioneering of the West and the creation of the State of California. Born out of wedlock in St. Croix, Danish West Indies... More > in 1810 to a Jewish Danish sugar planter and a black plantation worker, he went on to become the first Black millionaire when gold was found on his property shortly before he died in 1848.< Less