Orphan Girl: The Memoir of a Chicago Bag Lady

Orphan Girl: The Memoir of a Chicago Bag Lady

by Jane Hertenstein
     
 

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Tens of thousands of homeless people walk the streets, forgotten, yet each with their own story to tell. Marie James, a 69-year-old bag lady, and a frequent guest at an inner-city mission in Chicago, sat with Jane Hertenstein through the summer of 1995 and recorded this shocking and moving story of life filled with sorrow, loss, mental instability, and hope.  See more details below

Overview

Tens of thousands of homeless people walk the streets, forgotten, yet each with their own story to tell. Marie James, a 69-year-old bag lady, and a frequent guest at an inner-city mission in Chicago, sat with Jane Hertenstein through the summer of 1995 and recorded this shocking and moving story of life filled with sorrow, loss, mental instability, and hope.

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August 1997
Tens of thousands of homeless people walk the streets, forgotten, yet each with their own story to tell. Marie James, a 69-year-old bag lady, and a frequent guest at an inner-city mission in Chicago, sat with Jane Hertenstein through the summer of 1995 and recorded this shocking and moving story of life filled with sorrow, loss, mental instability, and hope. Her memoir will break one's heart, yet encourage and inspire.
-- "Harrowing inside view of homelessness", -- Publishers Weekly, August

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013567641
Publisher:
Jane Hertenstein
Publication date:
11/10/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
222
File size:
130 KB

Meet the Author

Jane Hertenstein lives in Chicago in the Uptown neighborhood and has been involved in community building for the past twenty-five years. She volunteers at an area homeless shelter where she leads a creative writing workshop. Jane has published three books: A young adult novel titled Beyond Paradise (a PBS Teacher Recommended book); Home is Where We Live, a picture book about life at a homeless shelter as seen through the eyes of a young girl; and Orphan Girl, the story of a bag lady Jane met at the shelter. Orphan Girl was highly praised in the Chicago Tribune Sunday Book Section as well as in other national review journals.

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