Crossing Fifty-One: Not Quite a Memoir

Crossing Fifty-One: Not Quite a Memoir

by Debbie Russell
Crossing Fifty-One: Not Quite a Memoir

Crossing Fifty-One: Not Quite a Memoir

by Debbie Russell

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Overview

A week before Christmas 1951, Dr. Ralph Russell risked everything to voluntarily enter a locked federal drug-treatment facility known as a "narcotic farm."

Sixty-five years later, Dr. Russell's granddaughter Debbie suffers a debilitating crisis of identity when her father (Dr. Russell's oldest son), always her biggest fan, is accepted into hospice.

Debbie's investigation into her paternal lineage reveals family secrets and ignites her mother's volatile outbursts, propelling her into therapy.

When therapy fails her, the grandfather Debbie never knew saves her, and she collaborates with her dying father one last time to make her biggest dream come true.

Crossing Fifty-One pulls back the curtain on the internal struggles of midlife and provides a blueprint for redefining one's self beyond the constraints of addiction and dysfunctional family dynamics.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798888240038
Publisher: Koehler Books
Publication date: 06/20/2023
Pages: 318
Sales rank: 1,104,181
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Debbie Russell is a lawyer turned writer. She spent twenty-five years as an assistant county attorney in Minneapolis, prosecuting numerous high-profile cases and fighting off several nervous breakdowns. At age fifty-five, Debbie took early retirement, giving up a full pension for the freedom of time. She now spends that precious time writing, restoring her property to native prairie and wetlands, and training her rambunctious retrievers.
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