Written by Alice Conner Selfridge,
edited by Douglas Winslow Cooper
The author tells, with humor, about being raised in the years when entertainment was “self-made” and captures the reader’s interest when relating stories about growing up in a home without a bathroom. She brings to them the childhood fantasies she experienced when making the scary trips to the “two-holer” and the “abominable cellar” where the food was stored. She tells of her fear, as she had to, reluctantly, reach her hand into “the cave” where the creepy shriveled, stringy-haired things grew.
Visit the home where the father ruled with strictness and firm discipline, and the mother made things seem better with home-baked pies. Share the joy of semi-annually receiving a new pair of shoes or discovering a “musical mousetrap” in the back room off the kitchen. Learn of the warmth, love, and squabbles that were shared with ten brothers and sisters, in spite of the hard times.
Published October 4, 2012.
Available in paperback from Outskirts Press, amazon.com, bn.com.
Other books our group has published or that are in press:
AVA GARDNER'S DAUGHTER?
by Douglas Winslow Cooper and Marie Elizabeth Foglia
THE SHIELD OF GOLD
by Lenny Golino and Douglas Winslow Cooper