The Seventh Child

The Seventh Child

By Freddie Mae Baxter; Gloria Bley Miller

Vintage, Paperback, 9780375705939, 240pp.

Publication Date: May 9, 2000

"Charming.... An uplifting story of tough breaks, hard work, and a generous heart."--"People"
In The Seventh Child, Freddie Mae Baxter--75 years old, compassionate, hauntingly wise--tells her story and the story of the twentieth century in her own charming, unforgettable voice.
Freddie Mae is as complex as she is irresistible. The seventh of eight children, she grew up in poverty at the height of Jim Crow. She picked cotton, worked in a factory, and raised the white sons and daughters of Manhattan's Upper East Side. She is a devout believer who disagrees with the Church and a fiscally responsible citizen with a weakness for Atlantic City. Heartwarming, vivid, illuminating, The Seventh Child celebrates the bounty of life's simple joys and introduces an American Soul to be cherished.

About the Author
Baxter was born and grew up in rural South Carolina.

Gloria Bley Miller is a professional writer with a varied background in education and the fine arts. Unable to find a complete basic Chinese cookbook, she began to pursue the knowledge of Chinese cooking on her own, haunting Chinese grocery stores, eating in all kinds of Chinese restaurants both at home and abroad, comparing notes with Chinese friends, and, most important, constantly cooking and experimenting in her own kitchen. This cookbook is the result. Miller lives in New York with her husband, a sculptor.

Praise For The Seventh Child

"Baxter...sparkles with energy; she loves life; and she's not afraid to tell the cold, hard truth."--New York Post

"Baxter's distinctive, wise voice--is fresh and vital. It teaches as it delights. It seeks to set the world right."--Daily News