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Rosie's Place: Offering Women Shelter and Hope

Cleghorn, Andrea

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ISBN 10: 0964108992 / ISBN 13: 9780964108998
Published by VanderWyk & Burnham, Acton, Massachusetts, 1997
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First printing, full number line. Bound in purple cloth-covered boards with a gold-lettered spine. Signed by the author on the title page: "Andrea Cleghorn." Also an association copy: laid in is a hand-written half-sheet from the publisher: "10-14-97 / A gift from the author & the publisher to Susan Wornick--see yourself on photo insert pg. 80-C! / Meredith Rutter / Publisher." Wornick has been a prominent Boston-area TV reporter and anchor since the early 1990s. Book is tight, square, and unmarked; corners sharp, head of spine lightly bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $23.95); Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002564

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Title: Rosie's Place: Offering Women Shelter and ...

Publisher: VanderWyk & Burnham, Acton, Massachusetts

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Inspiring stories of courage, survival, and compassion in this women's shelter, which was the first of its kind in the United States.

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Although the issue of homelessness has virtually disappeared from the evening news, scores of homeless still populate our nation's cities and struggle to survive. Cleghorn, an experienced journalist, paints an intimate portrait of a group of these people?women who inhabit Rosie's Place, a women's shelter in Boston. What makes Rosie's Place different, according to Cleghorn, is that the women are not just given housing but are assisted to achieve self-sufficiency and independence. The reader comes to know the individuals striving toward these goals despite the handicaps of drug addiction, AIDS, and mental-health problems. The overall tone is quite positive and hopeful about solutions. Unfortunately, the anecdotes and verbatim conversations of shelter life lose their impact after the first few chapters. A more satisfying portrait may be found in Lisa Ferrill's A Far Cry from Home (Noble, 1991). Recommended for large women's studies and social science collections.?Deborah Bigelow, Leonia
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