Bittersweet Memories: A Memoir

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AuthorHouse, Nov 12, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 328 pages
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Bittersweet Memories is an intriguing memoir that begins when the author is visited by an angel as an infant. At age sixteen, she leaves her hometown of Milledgeville, GA. to enroll in Central State College in Wilberforce, Ohio. Being away from home for the first time at an early age, the young Emily is tempted into risk taking behavior that comes dangerously close to causing expulsion from the school that she loves.

The story describes the struggles of a strong black woman who relies on faith in God to overcome many obstacles and temptations. She builds a career in social work that empowers young single mothers while caring for two children of her own and a disabled husband.

This memoir also includes a riveting story of love and betrayal that is sure to appeal to readers who enjoy a great love story as well as those who are combining careers with family responsibilities. The major setting of the book is Detroit.

 

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Contents

Chapter One A Collection of Early Memories
1
Chapter Two Mama Daddy
5
Chapter Three First Kiss First Love?
9
Chapter Four From High School to College
18
Chapter Five Cafeteria Queen
29
Chapter Six Dating Games
35
Chapter Seven Getting to Know Him
39
Chapter Eight Junior Pains
44
Chapter Twentytwo Moving on Down the Line
157
Chapter Twentythree A Call at Midnight
165
Chapter Twentyfour A New Decade A New Start
168
Chapter Twentyfive Dj vu
176
Chapter Twentysix Going Back Home
191
Chapter Twentyseven Marriage and Happiness
199
Chapter Twentyeight Balancing Family and Career
208
Chapter Twentynine Climbing the Career Ladder
223

Chapter Nine The Summer of 54
55
Chapter Ten Senior Doldrums
62
Chapter Eleven Job Search
65
Chapter Twelve Working woman
78
Chapter Thirteen Commitment
83
Chapter Fourteen Newlyweds
95
Chapter Fifteen A New Life
106
Chapter Sixteen The End of Life
114
Chapter Seventeen Back to Work and Sam
117
Chapter Eighteen Discovery
125
Chapter Nineteen Happy New Year
135
Chapter Twenty On My Own
144
Chapter Twentyone Peonies and Champagne
153
Chapter Thirty The Home Front
230
Chapter Thirtyone A Society in Turmoil
237
Chapter Thirtytwo Getting the Plum
246
Chapter Thirtythree A Stormy Year
250
Chapter Thirtyfour Release Planning
259
Chapter Thirtyfive Going Through Changes
264
Chapter Thirtysix Losing Loved Ones
278
Chapter Thirtyseven Till Death Do Us Part
289
Chapter Thirtyeight Lula Belle
293
Chapter Thirtynine The Golden Years
302
Authors Note
317
Back Cover
321
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