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Tomato Girl

Tomato Girl has all the elements of a good novel: a mentally ill mother, a tempted father and a little girl trying to hold everything together as her world is shattered, saved only by a wise old black woman. 73 more words


Neglected Child

hush little baby
cry no more
nobody will come to care
no love for you
no mother’s touch
no cradle for you there
scant the mark… 40 more words


Little Love, Lots of Squalor: The Magnificent Esme Wells

Review: The Magnificent Esme Wells, by Adrienne Sharp
HarperCollins, 2018. 335 pp. $27

When Esme Silver is twelve, in 1945, her family moves to Las Vegas to work for Bugsy Siegel, the infamous mobster, who’s trying to build a casino and has gotten over his head in debt. 820 more words

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