Bookmaker's Daughter: a Memory Unbound (p)

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University of Arkansas Press, 1991 - Počet stran: 290
The author's memoir of her Arkansas childhood in the 1940s and 1950s.
 

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very interesting story of girl who is so close to father but as he loses his identity and she is getting hers, they lose their closeness forever. a complicated story i'm sure for her. Přečíst celou recenzi

The Bookmaker's Daughter: A Memory Unbound

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Abbott came to terms with her father in this 1991 memoir. Alfred Abbott told his family he was a bookmaker in the publishing sense, when in reality he was a bookie in the gambling sense. Despite his ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
xiii
A HOUSE REVISITED
xxi
HOW HE BROUGHT ME INTO THE WORLD
1
HOW HE EARNED OUR LIVING
12
MAPPA MUNDI
26
ABOVE THE VOLCANO
41
WOMENS STUDIES
65
LESSONS
80
DREAM LINES
137
HOW THEY STAYED MARRIED
159
PAX ROMANA
177
DECLINE AND FALL
192
THE END OF ORDER
213
FISH GOTTA SWIM
234
LOVE STORY
242
ON THE ROAD
262

POLITY
102
THE SENTIMENTAL EDUCATION
119
HOMEWARD THE PLOWMAN
270
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Strana vii - WHETHER I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
Strana xxii - THIS is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight, Stand like Druids of eld, with voices sad and prophetic, Stand like harpers hoar, with beards that rest on their bosoms.

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