The Home for the Friendless

Finding Hope, Love, and Family

By Betty Auchard
(Lifestories, Hardcover, 9781935043263, 358pp.)

Publication Date: November 2010

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Description
The eldest of three in an unconventional family making their way through The Great Depression, Betty narrates this humorous and poignant recollection. Although poor in possessions, Betty's family leads a life so rich in turmoil that it rivals today's sitcoms. Betty's young parents tie and untie the marital knot three times amidst a string of separations. When relatives become too weary to keep the children, Betty and her siblings are dropped off at The Home for the Friendless where they enjoy three meals a day, indoor plumbing, a grassy playground, and plenty of holiday parties. When the family reunites two years later, the roller coaster resumes as they move many times across two states, proving that love overcomes all and that normal isn't always better.



About the Author
Betty Auchard was a retired art teacher when herhusband, Denny, died. For her, writing became away to heal, eventually taking on a life of its own.Her stories have been published in Chocolate for a Woman's Soul series, San Jose Mercury News, and other periodicals. In addition to writing, she presents these stories to audiences in California's Bay Area and beyond.
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