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Letters my mother never read : an abandoned child's journey

Author: Jerri Diane Sueck; Hal Taylor
Publisher: West Berlin, NJ : Townsend Press, ©2004.
Series: Townsend Library.
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When her mother died in a fire, eight-year-old Jerri thought life couldn't get worse. She was wrong. Sent to live with people who didn't want her, Jerri was powerless to stop her once-happy childhood from becoming a nightmare of cruelty and neglect. Only a stubborn belief in her own worth and a fierce will to live allowed her to reach adulthood physically and emotionally intact. This is a book that will inspire not  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerri Diane Sueck; Hal Taylor
ISBN: 1591940362 9781591940364
OCLC Number: 58551489
Notes: "Illustrations by Hal Taylor."
Description: 199 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: In the beginning --
The coal cellar : ages 8 to 10 --
The orphanage : ages 10 to 12 --
The first foster home : the wrong decision : ages 12 to 13 --
The second foster home : ages 13 to 14 --
Back at the orphanage : ages 14 to 17 --
The college years : ages 17 to 24 --
The convent years : ages 24 to 34 --
My emergence into life : age 34 to present.
Series Title: Townsend Library.
Other Titles: Abandoned child's journey
Responsibility: Jerri Diane Sueck.

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When her mother died in a fire, eight-year-old Jerri thought life couldn't get worse. She was wrong. Sent to live with people who didn't want her, Jerri was powerless to stop her once-happy childhood from becoming a nightmare of cruelty and neglect. Only a stubborn belief in her own worth and a fierce will to live allowed her to reach adulthood physically and emotionally intact. This is a book that will inspire not only those who have been orphans or foster children, but anyone who has known the pain of being unwanted. - Back cover.

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