Friday, July 3, 2015

Beginning ~ with an intercom

Booth Girls: A Love Story ~ by Joan Uda, 2013, fiction (Iowa), 10/10
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."
Read the summary of 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!

Gilion at Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings on Fridays.  Click here for today's Mister Linky.


Lauren Stoolfire said...

I hope you enjoy it! Happy weekend!

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Elizabeth said...


Thanks for sharing, and have a good weekend.

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