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By Mary Ellen Stelling,Peter James Stelling

while Lenore de Quincy's father offers her the main to a financial institution field containing a fortune in funds after which dies, she realizes she isn't any longer below constraints to stay unhappily married. She abandons her husband, taking her daughter, Angela, along with her from a provincial city in western Pennsylvania to the intense lighting fixtures of Manhattan.
A position to name house is a unique encouraged through precise tales set opposed to the 1st global struggle, The Roaring Twenties, and the nice melancholy. It facilities round well-to-do households joined by way of an prepared marriage. The motion is noticeable via Angela's eyes as she struggles with the consequences on her lifetime of her mom and dad' divorce, something considered within the 1920's as scandalous and tragic. Her travels among manhattan urban and her father's nurturing family members in a coal-belt city close to Pittsburgh offer funny and sentimental anecdotes approximately transforming into up within the the US of that era.

Mary Ellen Stelling used to be born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1915 and lived in long island, Florida, North Carolina and Texas sooner than settling in 1946 in Atlanta. for 5 years a function columnist at the Women's web page of the Atlanta structure, she used to be a member of the Georgia Poetry Society and the Poetry Society of Texas. in the course of the 1950's and 1960's, her paintings seemed in poetry journals in virtually each nation of the Union, and such a lot newspapers of the time which featured verse released her poems.
She used to be the spouse of a winning retail government and a committed mom who did the entire ordinary time-consuming issues to help her son's actions. backstage she labored as time allowed to create a richly funny prose rfile portraying her early life studies. these sketches written within the 1950's totaling a few hundred pages have been the seeds which galvanized this booklet. Mrs. Stelling kicked the bucket on the age of eighty two in 1998.

Peter James Stelling was once born in Charlotte, NC, in 1943 and has spent such a lot of his lifestyles in Atlanta. A graduate of Washington and Lee college and Grady university of the college of Georgia, he spent 4 years in ads in long island ahead of returning domestic to paintings for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and for 2 assorted organizations focusing on staff Incentive revenues shuttle and assembly making plans. one in every of his so much memorable paintings reviews was once serving as highway supervisor for a touring symphony orchestra through the early years of Robert Shaw's tenure as their tune Director.
Now a contentedly retired father of 2 and grandfather of 4, he's thankful for having had the posh of time to accomplish this certain kin rfile. He continues to be an lively supporter of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Opera, Trinity Presbyterian Church, and serves at the Board of Governors of the Vinings membership in suburban Atlanta.

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