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Silent Sonora: Tent Life in the Scottsdale, Arizona

Silent Sonora: Tent Life in the Scottsdale, Arizona

by Jeffrey Ross


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Silent Sonora details the life of a heroic young girl, Lillian Carroll, whose family resides in two tents during the 1920's and 1930's. Set in depression-era Scottsdale Arizona, the book reveals Lillian's daily life experiences, the family's struggles, and her quest for a better life through education. Lillian tells readers directly about tent life, the local "emerging" Arizona communities, and the ongoing hardships she and her family confront. Both of Lillian's parents are deaf-her father works in the local agricultural industry, while her strong-willed mother endeavors to make the best home she can for her children. Lillian admits that "life was tough," but assures us she and her family had good times, too. Ultimately, Lillian's desire for a better education helps her situation-her love of family and strong faith give her the support she needs to finally gain independence.

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ISBN-13: 9781624201493
Publisher: Rogue Phoenix Press
Publication date: 08/21/2015
Pages: 118
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey Ross, who resides in Arizona, is a writer, rockabilly musician, and former full-time community college teacher. He has had four "Views" pieces published on, has authored and co-authored several national and international op-ed articles on community college identity, purpose, and culture, and has recently published numerous parody poems and articles on the Cronk News higher education satire website. Ross co-authored the comic and critically acclaimed campus novel College Leadership Crisis: The Philip Dolly Affair (Rogue Phoenix Press, 2011). He also authored the romance parody Love in the RV Park: A Romance for Men (Rogue Phoenix Press, 2013).

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