Life's Rough Roads: A Jewish Actor and a Catholic Nun Struggle for Happiness

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Albert Mellen, a Jewish actor, plays the part of a rapist in the 1950s movie "Outrage" directed by Ida Lupino. His acting career ends when he is stricken with mental illness requiring years of treatment. Ann Tracy joins the convent at age fifteen and later discovers the desire for a different life. This work is based on experiences of the couple who relate their stories as encouragement to those facing similar obstacles, and as informative entertainment for the rest.

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Overview

Albert Mellen, a Jewish actor, plays the part of a rapist in the 1950s movie "Outrage" directed by Ida Lupino. His acting career ends when he is stricken with mental illness requiring years of treatment. Ann Tracy joins the convent at age fifteen and later discovers the desire for a different life. This work is based on experiences of the couple who relate their stories as encouragement to those facing similar obstacles, and as informative entertainment for the rest.

In October 2010, this story won first place in its category in The Florida Writers Association's Royal Palm Literary Awards competition. The action never stops in this collection of true-to-life memoirs. It's a great read!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466373464
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/5/2011
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol Jones is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and is a member of Florida Writers Association. She is a leader of the Freedom Writers Group of Ocala, Florida, with short stories appearing in the FWA's anthology and Ocala's Good Life magazine, among others. She is currently finishing a science fiction/romance novel, and is collaborating with her sister on a duo memoir. For nearly five years Carol wrote for the South Marion Citizen newspaper where her column appeared twice a month on behalf of Freedom Public Library. She and her husband reside in Ocala, Florida. She can be reached at www.caroljonesbooks.com
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