Home for the Friendless: Finding hope, love, and family

Home for the Friendless: Finding hope, love, and family

by Betty Auchard
     
 

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The eldest of three in an unconventional family making their way through The Great Depression, Betty narrates this humorous and poignant recollection. Although poor in possessions, Betty's family leads a life so rich in turmoil that it rivals today's sitcoms. Betty's young parents tie and untie the marital knot three times amidst a string of separations. When

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The eldest of three in an unconventional family making their way through The Great Depression, Betty narrates this humorous and poignant recollection. Although poor in possessions, Betty's family leads a life so rich in turmoil that it rivals today's sitcoms. Betty's young parents tie and untie the marital knot three times amidst a string of separations. When relatives become too weary to keep the children, Betty and her siblings are dropped off at The Home for the Friendless where they enjoy three meals a day, indoor plumbing, a grassy playground, and plenty of holiday parties. When the family reunites two years later, the roller coaster resumes as they move many times across two states, proving that love overcomes all and that normal isn't always better.

Editorial Reviews

Charles D. Hayes
A wonderful reading experience. Poignant, brutally honest, sad, at times heartbreaking, and laughing-out-loud funny. Just as pearls are formed by grains of sand, Betty and her siblings were shaped by the adversity of hard times and a dysfunctional family with enough resolve to live life to the fullest.
Beth Miller
Betty Auchard tells her amazing life story with purpose, humor, and no regret. Her tale is unique, yet universal, a collection of memories that expose her soul and will touch your heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935043263
Publisher:
Stephens Press, LLC
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
15 Years

Meet the Author

Betty Auchard is the author of the IPPY Award winning Dancing in my Nightgown: The Rhythms of Widowhood, endorsed by celebrity widows Jayne Meadows and Rosemarie Stack. Her essays have been published in the San Jose Mercury News, Today's Senior, and Chocolate for a Woman's Soul series. She enjoys presenting to audiences and narrating her own audio books.

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