Eccentric, aggressive, frugal, and friendly to a point, Mona Bell's few neighbors sensed she was a woman with a past, perhaps a notorious past. In fact, her reclusive life in Minnesota was stark contrast to her earlier life in Oregon, where she had a brief, public role in Pacific Northwest history, battling the federal government after the Army commandeered her hilltop mansion and surrounding riverfront acreage in the Columbia River Gorge to build Bonneville Dam. www.JHarrisonOnli...
The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon. It is 1968. Lynnie, a young white woman with a developmental disability, and Homan, an African American deaf man, are locked away in an institution, the School for the Incurable and Feebleminded, and have been left to languish, forgotten. Deeply in love, they escape, and find refuge in the farmhouse of Martha, a retired schoolteacher and widow. But the couple is not alone...(excerpt from book jacket).
Wild.. By Cheryl strayed. "When Strayed's mother died suddenly, she went wild with grief, and her family fell apart....played with heroin for a while" ....and then pulled her life together. According to the NPR review the book sounds like an amazing true adventure story about discovery and recovery- going to read it!
A novel about women who were recruited to live with native Americans in the 1800's.
Free Kindle Book : Silence of Centerville - Little Frankie Schantz emerged into a near perfect life in Centerville, Iowa. He believed that his life would always be so. He was wrong. Everything would change in the summer of 1945 when meningitis would leave him permanently deaf. In Silence of Centerville, Frank Schantz looks back across the rocky landscape of his life and delivers his own story from the perspective of an aging deaf man. As a boy, Frankie would endure the ostracism and lonelines...
"Gathering of Finches is based on the life of Cassandra Hendrick Stearns Simpson and her marriage to her first husband as well as her relationship and enventual marriage to Louis Simpson prominent Coos Bay Oregon playboy and business man, It takes place in Hoquium, WA and Coos Bay- Northbend, Oregon.