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Grandma's Trunk, a biography/memoir, is a story of loving and forgiving. The author discovers a trunk filled with her grandparents' love letters written prior to and during World War I. Using letters and family information, she writes a biography of Sallie Lovill Rowe Deering covering the years from 1914 to the present time. The recreation of Sallie's life brings about the author's forgiveness of her father who has abandoned the family.
Grandma's Trunk contains letters, letterheads, and historical documents interwoven with lively narrative bringing to life the unique characters and the universal events of their lives.
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Martha Rowe Vaughn lives in her hometown of Mount Airy, NC. She is married and has two children and is retired from the horticulture industry. Her poetry and short stories have been published in several literary magazines.Review:
"...superbly illustrates that books can be more than ordinary text. "...paints a vivid picture of the early 20th century." -- Deirdre Parker Smith, Salisbury Post, December 16, 2001
"The characters come alive as they deal with events of the era--World War I and the influenza pandemic..." -- Lynn Prosser, Our State Magazine, May 2002
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Book Description Afternoon Publishers, 2001. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0971259747