Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In a true story, somewhat reminiscent of the fictionalized Joad family in John Steinbeck's immortal work, "The Grapes of Wrath," comes the Hill family -- ten children (one dies early) born to parents who favor alcohol above the basic needs of their children. Author John Hill recounts the hardships, the back-breaking work, picking fruits, vegetables, and even cotton, under the harsh California sun; living in filthy, dusty migrant shacks or tents; moving from school to school, and never seeming to progress educationally; his parents' constant drinking and violent fights. Finally, his mother abandons the family. Fed up with the poor quality of his life, even as an eight-year-old, he asks God to change his circumstances. A short time later, a spiritual visitor appears and his life whip-lashes abruptly; his father is jailed, and he and his eight siblings are put in a foster home. While some of his older siblings rebel against the strictures of their foster parents, Hill delights in his new home and parents. He revels in the normalcy of his new life, finds comfort in the requirement to attend church and school, and embarks on the educational journey he has desired for so long. When his biological mother suddenly reappears to reclaim her children after a four-year absence, Hill, then twelve years old, opts to stay with his foster parents, and convinces his mother to let all the children remain together. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: John Hill, the sixth of ten children born to alcoholic parents, recounts the hardships of his life as a child migrant farm worker. He tells of the back-breaking task of picking fruit, vegetables, and cotton, under the harsh California sun; living in filthy migrant shacks; losing months of schooling each term; of parents who constantly drank up all the family's earnings and engaged in violent fights; of a mother who tired of her husband's abuse and abandoned the family.
Despondent over the poor quality of his life, Hill, only 8, asks God to change his circumstances. A divine visitation does just that: his father is jailed, and he and his siblings become wards of Fresno County and are placed in what Hill regards as a wonderful foster home. Hill delights in the change. He revels in the normalcy of his new life away from the fields, finds comfort in the requirement to attend church and school, and flourishes educationally.
Über den Autor: Author John Hill was born in 1945 in Hawthorne, Nevada, but his earliest childhood memories are of working as a migrant laborer, along with his parents and eight brothers and sisters, in California's gloriously productive Central Valley, and agricultural towns all the way north through Oregon and Washington. Through his unshakable faith in God, he was able to break free of the back-breaking and demeaning migrant labor, get an education, marry well, work some of the top-flight jobs in the employee-relations field, and raise a family. Now retired, he lives with his wife, Mattie, in La Quinta, California.
Buchbeschreibung Vision Publishing, 2010. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP88448076
Buchbeschreibung Vision Publishing, 2010. Buchzustand: Very Good. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP92583914
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