The Seventh Child

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Vintage Books, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 223 pages
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"Charming.... An uplifting story of tough breaks, hard work, and a generous heart."--People

In The Seventh Child, Freddie Mae Baxter--75 years old, compassionate, hauntingly wise--tells her story and the story of the twentieth century in her own charming, unforgettable voice.

Freddie Mae is as complex as she is irresistible. The seventh of eight children, she grew up in poverty at the height of Jim Crow. She picked cotton, worked in a factory, and raised the white sons and daughters of Manhattan's Upper East Side. She is a devout believer who disagrees with the Church and a fiscally responsible citizen with a weakness for Atlantic City. Heartwarming, vivid, illuminating, The Seventh Child celebrates the bounty of life's simple joys and introduces an American Soul to be cherished.

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An alternatingly touching and humorous walk down memory lane that illuminates as often as it entertains. In an era in which big is assumed to be better and celebrity is envied, this seemingly "small ... Read full review

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A 75-year-old relives her life from the rural South to Harlem; with a 125,000-copy first printing. Read full review


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Freddie Mae Baxter lives in New York City.

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