Of Roots and Wings

Of Roots and Wings

by Julie D. Swope


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Of Roots and Wings by Julie D. Swope

The St. Francis Orphan Asylum, in the heart of Pennnsylvania coal country circa 1949 was the institutional epitome of regimented order, reverent obedience, and carefully-guarded secrets, but for twenty-three month old Beverly and her seven siblings, it represented a strange new world tht would effectively serve to disintegrate their family bonds, subject them to dehumanizing discipline and segregation by age, gender, and religion - and inflict upon them unspeakable abuse. Of Roots and Wings gives voice to these victims of unimaginable injury who endured their plight in a collective state of silent rage, as it recounts the life journey of this little girl in the form of an uplifting memoir of hope and self-acceptance that revisits the unbelievable, bizarre, enchanting, heartfelt, and hilarious moments and experiences that punctuated author Julie Swope's...

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ISBN-13: 9781475154658
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/07/2012
Pages: 436
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.89(d)

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