The enemies within us : a memoir

2020, Book , 228 pages
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Summary/Review: "'Your dad has cancer.' Ten-year-old Sharon hears these words, but not from her parents. They lied. Set mainly in 1950s and 1960s Toronto, The Enemies more...
Summary/Review: "'Your dad has cancer.' Ten-year-old Sharon hears these words, but not from her parents. They lied. Set mainly in 1950s and 1960s Toronto, The Enemies Within Us is Sharon’s story before and after Daddy’s dirty little secret surfaces. Before, she is Princess to her elderly father’s King. He protects her, a shy only child, from best friend, The Bully. Mom, eight years Daddy’s junior, tries teaching Sharon retaliation. Throw in being Catholic, dominated by a bullying nun and pastor. Sharon distracts herself playing baseball and piano, riding the rails with Mom and railway timekeeper Daddy, and visiting eccentric Detroit and rural Ontario relatives. After learning the truth, Sharon withdraws from Daddy, turning to friends, books, writing. At 13, she teaches Mom to play the piano. Then Daddy gets sick again and again…and dies. Sharon A. Crawford’s memoir is a powerful, sometimes humorous account of a young girl’s lessons learned from difficult teachers - bullying, betrayal, and cancer."--
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