The Little Girl That Could: A Memoir

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AuthorHouse, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
Marianne is a robust and healthy little German girl until the ravages of World War II take their toll. She barely survives the terrifying air raids, the horrible medical treatments on an isolation ward, and the divorce of her parents. When her mother marries a former enemy and emigrates to America, Marianne is expected to follow. Her ocean voyage from Italy to New York, serves to close her former life and open a future as an American teenager. In a twist of fate, Marianne meets her future husband, a Los Angeles-born Chinese U.S. Airman, in Bermuda, causing a great uproar in her family. Eventually, Marianne and Leighton get married and raise four children while remaining active in a variety of community events and earning college degrees. Despite her childhood aversion to writing, Marianne had always been an avid reader. As an adult she accidentally discovers the power of her own written word. Subsequently, she becomes a tireless letter-writer and engages in fascinating exchanges of letters with a variety of correspondents, including a cardiologist, a physicist, as well as manufacturers and governmental agencies.
 

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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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