by Elizabeth Isola


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In Jamie, Elizabeth Isola’s (1933-2016) most intimate work, the author skillfully captures the thoughts, longings, and fears of a childhood lived in danger. Adopted by a well respected doctor at an early age, Jamie leaves the only home she has ever known—an orphanage. But it’s soon clear that something is terribly wrong. Trapped, her every movement under the complete control of her adoptive father, Jamie faces experiences that no one should have to endure.

God’s ‘still small voice’ gently leads Jamie to a different life filled with abundance. Through a gradually awakened faith, the help of a kindly housekeeper, and the counsel of a respected priest, Jamie gains the strength of character to change her life and experience true love. A story of faith, resilience, and the power of forgiveness that pulls no punches and offers no shortcuts, Jamie is an uncompromising look at child abuse and its consequences.

Warning: Jamie contains traumatic themes including sexual abuse of a minor which may be upsetting to some readers.

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ISBN-13: 9781951890025
Publisher: Warner House Press
Publication date: 02/21/2020
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth was born and grew up in Caribou, ME. She attended college at the University of Southern Maine, Boston University, the Arizona State University (pursuing a double Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Creative Writing), and SUNY, Albany, where she earned a BA in Creative Writing.
She and her husband, Anthony Isola, were married in 1969. They have one biological son, and parented many other children, some of them orphans from China and Taiwan. They have lived in numerous places, mostly in Arizona, where they still live.
Elizabeth for a number of years served as President of the Mesa Art League. She was also a member of the Scottsdale Artists' League. A painter of wide reputation, she had juried art shows in New York and Ontario, Canada, and has works in collections in Virginia, Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts, England, Germany, and Japan. She has also taught art in a private boarding school and held a number of one-person shows in the US and in Canada.
In addition to Jamie, Elizabeth has authored two other books, "My Name is Aribaal" and its sequel, "Westward the Gods, The Answer".

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