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A Room Of My Own
     

A Room Of My Own

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by Ann Tatlock
 

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Live, From Hollywood! It’s Steve Allen’s Excellence in Media “Silver Angel Award” to Ann Tatlock!

Virginia, the young daughter of a wealthy doctor’s family, sees her life forever altered by the Great Depression. Forced to give up her own room so that relatives can move in, her resentment at those circumstances is altered

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Live, From Hollywood! It’s Steve Allen’s Excellence in Media “Silver Angel Award” to Ann Tatlock!

Virginia, the young daughter of a wealthy doctor’s family, sees her life forever altered by the Great Depression. Forced to give up her own room so that relatives can move in, her resentment at those circumstances is altered as she helps her father, who spends his spare time giving medical attention to the people of “Soo City.” Soo City is a makeshift camp near the Soo Line tracks. But her father’s goodwill clashes with powerful people who wish the camp destroyed. The violent strike of workers in the grain mill district brings tragedy to the strikers, and the father is severely wounded while helping the people of Soo City as the police are clearing out the camp. What happens next will astound you!

“In this seamless and well-researched narrative, Tatlock provides a compelling look at the Depression through a child’s eyes. At the same time, she accurately conveys the exuberance, naivete, humor and optimism typical of young teens.” --CBA Marketplace

Foreign editions in the following languages: Norwegian, Dutch

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982206584
Publisher:
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
Publication date:
02/28/2011
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
428
Sales rank:
576,825
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.95(d)

Meet the Author

Ann is the author of eight novels. Her books have received numerous awards, including the Christy Award, the Midwest Book Award and the Silver Angel Award from Excellence in Media. She enjoys teaching and serving as writing mentor at numerous conferences and workshops throughout the year. Ann lives with her family on the side of a mountain in beautiful Western North Carolina. You can read more about her work at www.anntatlock.com.

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A Room of My Own 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Angelian More than 1 year ago
This book takes you right down to street level of the depression.  Although the book follows a young girl during the depression, and the beginning of union formations, the thing that hit me was the realism.  If they taught history this way, I might not have struggled with it so much!  This author writes in a way that you feel exactly what the characters are feeling- the doctor, the people fighting to unionize, the homeless, and the young girl that the story works around.  My only negative was that I wished the book moved a tad faster, but that aside- this is a wonderful book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A thrilling adventure of a young girl who is familiar to the harshness of the real world . Her beloved father is a docter and decides to help a hobo camp called soo city. the camp goes through many harshnesses but in the end in a tragic war over life and death her father ends up in a coma {read to find out what happens}
SandyAL More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. For people who also love history they will find this book very interesting. I love the way Ann Tatlock give a history knowledge in her books in addition to the christian message.