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A Place to Call Home by Mary Ellen Stelling,Peter James Stelling

By Mary Ellen Stelling,Peter James Stelling

while Lenore de Quincy's father offers her the main to a financial institution field containing a fortune in money after which dies, she realizes she is not any longer lower than constraints to stay unhappily married. She abandons her husband, taking her daughter, Angela, together with her from a provincial city in western Pennsylvania to the brilliant lighting of Manhattan.
A position to name house is a singular encouraged via real tales set opposed to the 1st international warfare, The Roaring Twenties, and the nice melancholy. It facilities round well-to-do households joined via an prepared marriage. The motion is visible via Angela's eyes as she struggles with the consequences on her lifetime of her mom and dad' divorce, something considered within the 1920's as scandalous and tragic. Her travels among big apple urban and her father's nurturing kinfolk in a coal-belt city close to Pittsburgh supply funny and sentimental anecdotes approximately growing to be up within the the United States of that era.

Mary Ellen Stelling used to be born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1915 and lived in big apple, Florida, North Carolina and Texas ahead of settling in 1946 in Atlanta. for 5 years a function columnist at the Women's web page of the Atlanta structure, she used to be a member of the Georgia Poetry Society and the Poetry Society of Texas. throughout the 1950's and 1960's, her paintings seemed in poetry journals in virtually each country of the Union, and such a lot newspapers of the time which featured verse released her poems.
She used to be the spouse of a profitable retail government and a committed mom who did all of the ordinary time-consuming issues to aid her son's actions. backstage she labored as time allowed to create a richly funny prose record portraying her adolescence stories. these sketches written within the 1950's totaling a couple of hundred pages have been the seeds which galvanized this e-book. Mrs. Stelling passed on to the great beyond on the age of eighty two in 1998.

Peter James Stelling used to be born in Charlotte, NC, in 1943 and has spent so much of his lifestyles in Atlanta. A graduate of Washington and Lee college and Grady university of the college of Georgia, he spent 4 years in ads in big apple prior to returning domestic to paintings for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and for 2 diverse corporations focusing on staff Incentive revenues shuttle and assembly making plans. one among his such a lot memorable paintings stories used to be serving as street supervisor for a touring symphony orchestra in the course of the early years of Robert Shaw's tenure as their tune Director.
Now a contentedly retired father of 2 and grandfather of 4, he's thankful for having had the posh of time to accomplish this specific family members record. He continues to be an lively supporter of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Opera, Trinity Presbyterian Church, and serves at the Board of Governors of the Vinings membership in suburban Atlanta.

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