Moonlight on Linoleum

Moonlight on Linoleum

A Daughter's Memoir

Streaming Audiobook - 2011
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Even if others abandon you, you must never abandon yourself. This simple truth became Terry Helwigs lifeline as she was forced to grow up too soon. Terry grew up the oldest of six girls in the big-sky country of the American Southwest, where she attended twelve schools in eleven years. Helwigs stepfather Davy, a good-hearted and loving man, proudly purchased a mobile home to enable his family to move more easily from one oil town to another, where Davy eked out a living in the oil fields. Terrys mother, Carola Jean, a wild rose whose love often pierced those who tried to claim her, had little interest in the confines of home and motherhood. In Davys absence, she sought companionship in local watering holesa pastime she dubbed visiting Timbuktu. She repeatedly left Terry in charge of the household and her five younger sisters. Despite Carola Jeans genuine attempts to better herself, her life spiraled ever downward as Terry struggled to keep the family whole. In the midst of transience and upheaval, Terry and her sisters forged an uncommon bond of sisterhood that withstood the erosion of Davy and Carola Jeans marriage. But ultimately, to keep her own dreams alive, Terry had to decide when to hold on to what she loved and when to let go. Unflinching in its portrayal, yet told with humor and compassion, Terry Helwigs luminous memoir, Moonlight on Linoleum, explores a familys inner and outer landscapes of hope, despair, and redemption. It will make you laugh, cry, and hunger for more.
Publisher: [United States] : Oasis Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2011.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781608149339
1608149331
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 32 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Richardson, Ann M.
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