The bookmaker's daughter: a memory unbound

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Ticknor & Fields/Houghton Mifflin, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 290 pages
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Richly detailed with family anecdote, feminine insight, history, sociology, and Southern mythology, Shirley Abbott's deeply personal memoir strikes familiar and resonant chords. In The Bookmaker's Daughter, Abbott examines her difficult relationship with the most important man in her life--her daddy.

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The Bookmaker's Daughter: A Memory Unbound

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Abbott came to terms with her father in this 1991 memoir. Alfred Abbott told his family he was a bookmaker in the publishing sense, when in reality he was a bookie in the gambling sense. Despite his ... Read full review

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Guaranteed success by being chosen as a BOMC alternate, this book is destined for even more recognition. It is a sure bet that sections will be anthologized as models of good writing. In addition ... Read full review

Contents

Dream Lines
139
How They Stayed Married
161
Homeward the Plowman
271
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Shirley Abbott is the author of Womenfolks: Growing Up Down South and The Bookmaker's Daughter: A Memory Unbound, which was a New York Times Notable Book. Born and raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas, she now lives in New York and Massachusetts.

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