Of Roots and Wings

Of Roots and Wings

by Julie D. Swope


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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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