The Family Nobody Wanted

Author: Helen Doss

Publisher: Northeastern University Press

ISBN: 1555538495

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 274

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Doss's charming, touching, and at times hilarious chronicle tells how each of the children, representing white, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Mexican, and Native American backgrounds, came to her and husband Carl, a Methodist minister. She writes of the way the "unwanted" feeling was erased with devoted love and understanding and how the children united into one happy family. Her account reads like a novel, with scenes of hard times and triumphs described in vivid prose. The Family Nobody Wanted, which inspired two films, opened doors for other adoptive families and was a popular favorite among parents, young adults, and children for more than thirty years. Now this edition will introduce the classic to a new generation of readers. An epilogue by Helen Doss that updates the family's progress since 1954 will delight the book's loyal legion of fans around the world.
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Moments of Melancholy

A Basket of Short Stories

Author: Kachroo

Publisher: APH Publishing

ISBN: 9788176489409

Category: Short stories, Indic (English)

Page: 313

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Two Quiet Heroes and One Grateful Son

Author: Norman G. Sigrist

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453532362

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 142

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This book of biographies evolved as I was growing up quite carefree as a young boy in a world that was engaged in World War II. I had two unsung heroes to guide me through my formative years. My grandfather Joseph Wiest (Jojo) was a colorful survivor of the Spanish-American War. As a youngster, Jojo told me about his military adventures, holding me absolutely spellbound. I was so impressed that I remember these stores to this day word for word that I heard seventy years ago. My father (Norman J.) was a quiet man, but he too was my idol. Jojo and Dad both blessed me with a solid foundation of principles and values to live by. I also saw them many times bless unknown individuals with their random acts of kindness. I wrote this book with fond and humorous memories from what seemed like only yesterday. Yet, today I’m a seventy eight years young country boy from Western New York.
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A Classical Dictionary

Containing a Copious Account of All Proper Names Mentioned in Ancient Authors, with the Value of Coins, Weights, and Measures Used Among the Greeks and Romans, and a Chronological Table

Author: John Lemprière

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical dictionaries

Page: 667

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