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THE HAUNTING AND BEAUTIFUL TRUE TALE OF A GIRL WHO RISKS EVERYTHING FOR A BETTER LIFE

For Anyone who has ever yearned for something that lay just out of reach

Brought up in an environment riddled with substance abuse and neglect, Emma has a dream and little chance of ever achieving it. By the age of fourteen she is on her own, determined to escape the mentality that has crippled her family, but to succeed would mean leaving behind her sister and betraying the only life she’s ever known. From the Virginia countryside to the streets of Paris, through teenage motherhood and higher education, share Emma’s tears and triumphs as she searches for acceptance in an exclusive world and finds love in the most unlikely of places.

“This book is to memoir what Bob Dylan was to music - rough and tender, earthy and brilliant, completely original.”
~Tristine Rainer, Center for Autobiographic Studies

“Nothing short of harrowing. You’ll think you’ve read the story of a 90-year-old woman, or perhaps the early years of Moll Flanders.”
~Abigail M. Dolinger, Cambridge College

“An inspirational read... better than a Cinderella story because Emma emerges with something that all the money in the world cannot buy.”
~Dennis Torres, Pepperdine University

 

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