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The Little Girl That Could: A Memoir

Marianne Tong

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ISBN 10: 1449046770 / ISBN 13: 9781449046774
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304 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 6.0in. x 0.9in.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. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781449046774

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Title: The Little Girl That Could: A Memoir

Publisher: AuthorHouse

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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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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Born in pre-World War II Germany, the author endured the types of hardships common to that era. When her mother married an American, the author was left with relatives for a year. At age 13, she traveled unaccompanied by ship from Genoa, Italy to New York. Growing up as an American teenager, learning a new language, and eventually marrying a Californian of Chinese descent, the author experienced many memorable events. Whenever she encountered a difficulty, she wrote letters to ease her mind. She reared four children, earned a degree from UC Berkeley and became a Special Education teacher. Now retired, she and her husband make their home in Northern California surrounded by their children's families.

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