If I Had $1,500, I Would Clean My Karma

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Xlibris Corporation, Aug 27, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 217 pages
The story follows an idealistic young woman born into poverty in the slums as she defies the odds against her to get an education and become an author. As she observes her husbands increasing mental illness and copes with two teenagers growing up in this environment, she seeks to find the wisdom she needs for herself and her children. Her struggle to overcome the barbaric feudalism of a marriage that appears outwardly to others as American as apple pie is a challenge she finally overcomes. She confronts the need for spiritual transcendence and ethical stability in her battle to survive.

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About the author (2012)

Nancy Garfield Woodbridge authored the picture story books, The Tuesday Elephant, illustrated by Tom Feelings, published by T. Y. Crowell, and The Dancing Monkey, illustrated by Rocco Negri, published by G. P. Putnam and Sons. She also directed several projects for Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.: Worlds to Explore, A Handbook for Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts, Careers to Explore and From Dreams to Reality, a Career Education Program, as well as Juvenile Justice. On scholarship she received a BA in Literature from Bennington College in Vermont. She graduated with an MS in Education from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Ms. Garfi eld Woodbridge has been writing since she fi rst held a pen at age eight when she wrote her first novel.

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