Orphan Girl: The Memoir of a Chicago Bag Lady [NOOK Book]

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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.
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Orphan Girl: The Memoir of a Chicago Bag Lady

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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
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013567641
  • Publisher: Jane Hertenstein
  • Publication date: 11/10/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 222
  • Sales rank: 521,080
  • File size: 122 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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