Dee had just opened her mouth to say something when the intercom in the hall sputtered: "Mary Louise, Mary Louise, please come to the office." I heard my name and roused myself to answer, but before I could speak, Dee shouted: "Mah butt aches."this book that I posted on Sunday. The setting is Booth Memorial Hospital, a Salvation Army home for women and girls who were unwed and pregnant. It's set in 1954. The main character was a 22-year-old graduate student, one pregnant girl was only 14 years old, and Dee? Well, she was a character in every sense of the word. Booth, by the way, was a real place. The photo above was taken when Booth Memorial's time capsule was opened in 2013. It says: "Erected to the glory of God and the blessing of humanity. AD 1921." I've already finished reading the book because, once I started, I couldn't stop. I flew through it and rated it a ten!
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