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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User Review  - Pat - Goodreads

It was very good - I was amazed at the author's writing style and there were no down times in the book. Very interesting about the history and how she depicted it, no sugar coating whatsoever. It was a very enjoyable read and I would highly recommend it. Read full review

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All you ever wanted to know about Hot Springs. Read full review


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About the author (1991)

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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