When All the World Was Young

A Memoir
Product Number: EB00636148
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781596918078
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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Description

Acclaimed writer Barbara Holland, whom the Philadelphia Inquirer has called "a national treasure," finally tells her own story with this atmospheric account of a postwar American childhood. When All the World Was Young is Holland's account of growing up in Washington, D.C., during the 1940s and '50s, and is a deliciously subversive, sensitive journey into her past. Mixing tales of an autocratic stepfather, a brilliant, reclusive mother, and a houseful of siblings with jump-rope rhymes and dangerous sled runs, teachers both wise and weird, and a child's-eye view of war, Holland gives readers a unique and sharp-eyed look at history and the world of childhood as it used to be.

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Author(s): Barbara Holland
Original Publish Date: Dec 01, 2008

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