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The Bookmaker"s Daughter

Shirley Abbott

The Bookmaker"s Daughter

A Memory Unbound

by Shirley Abbott

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Published by Mariner Books .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages290
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7467087M
ISBN 100395629446
ISBN 109780395629444
OCLC/WorldCa232621799

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The Bookmaker s Daughter was originally published by Ticknor and Fields in and was a The Bookmakers Daughter book of the Month Club selection. Read more.

About the Author. Shirley Abbott lives in Manhattan and works as a freelance writer and by: 1. In the end, the girl he had nurtured into an independent and intelligent young woman had outgrown the small town where she grew up.

The Bookmaker’s Daughter was originally published by Ticknor and Fields in and was a Book of the Month Club selection. more/5.

The Bookmaker’s Daughter was originally published by Ticknor and Fields in and was a Book of the Month Club selection. Compare book prices from over The Bookmakers Daughter book, booksellers. Find The Bookmaker's Daughter: A Memory Unbound () by Abbott, Shirley.

Search | About | Preferences | Feedback | Help/5(93). The Bookmaker's Daughter: A Memory Unbound by Shirley Abbott A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition.

Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name.3/5(1). Her father, Hat Abbott, was a dapper, complicated man, a bookmaker of the gambling sort.

But he could have been a bookmaker of the literary sort, his daughter believes: Books were his religion; with a missionary zeal, he read his little daughter Gibbon's Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire and let her browse in his set of Casanova's memoirs. The Bookmaker's Daughter Shirley Abbott The University Of Arkansas Press Ozark, Fayetteville, AR $ Originally published inand now featuring a new introduction by award-winning author Shirley Abbott, The Bookmaker's Daughter: A Memory Unbound is the poignant memoir of a daughter remembering her father, growing up in Arkansas in the 30's and 40's.

The Bookmaker’s Daughter was originally published by Ticknor and Fields in and was a Book of the Month Club selection. Shirley Abbott lives in Manhattan and works as a freelance writer and editor. The Bookie's Daughter is another memoir that might not have been intended to be as funny as I received it.

Its not so much a dark comedy as a wacky circus of weird and wonderful. Big Al and Bonnie were two parents that somehow created a sane daughter with a wry style of writing that made both parents sympathetic/5.

Written by Heather Abraham, The Bookie’s Daughter is a wild ride through a childhood dominated by Big Al, the author’s larger-than-life bookie father, and Bonnie, her trigger-happy alcoholic mother. Devoted to their family yet in thrall to their prodigious addictions, they recklessly plunged their daughters into a dangerous life of crime/5().

I got all that in spades from "The Bookmaker's Daughter," but in addition, it's a great story. The further into it I read, the more I found the real life "characters" fascinating. Abbott writes of her life, and that of her parents, without sugar-coating, or looking through rose colored glasses into the past/5.

Told by multiple voices across time, THE CLOCKMAKER’S DAUGHTER is a story of murder, mystery and thievery, of art, love and loss. And flowing through its pages like a river, is the voice of a woman who stands outside time, whose name has been forgotten by history, but who has watched it all unfold: Birdie Bell, the clockmaker’s daughter.

Richly detailed with family anecdote, feminist insight, history, sociology, and Southern mythology, The Bookmaker's Daughter strikes familiar and resonant chords. Shirley Abbott has courageously probed the past to emerge with this narrative of a relationship that was complex and volatile but ultimately : Shirley Abbott.

The Bookmaker's Daughter was originally published by Ticknor and Fields in and was a Book of the Month Club selection. Seller Inventory # BZV More. The Bookmakers Daughter ‘Henry. How’re ye doin’ me old pal. Tis that time of week again ey. What’re the odds for today’s races?’ Fred bounced into the betting shop with his weekly wages in his hand, eager to throw it all away in the hope of making millions.

Henry smiled, a warming smile, and rolled his dark eyes, shaking his head. ‘The Clockmaker’s Daughter’ is a ghost story with an expansive cast of characters Everyone likes a good ghost story, and at its best, Kate Morton’s “The Clock­maker’s Daughter” is Author: Jess Righthand.

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edView all editions and formats Summary: Richly detailed with family anecdotes, feminist insight, history, sociology, and Southern mythology, this memoir chronicles Abbott's volatile relationship with her father, a bookie at an illegal gambling house.

The Bookmaker's Daughter: A Memory Unbound Shirley Abbott taught her that books were more important than boys, that she should ``stand on her feet and depend on no man.'' her bookmaker.The Bookmaker's Daughter A Memory Unbound (Book): Abbott, Shirley.The bookmaker's daughter; a memory unbound.

(reprint, ) Abbott, Shirley. U. of Arkansas Pr. pages $ Paperback CT She grew up in Hot Springs, Arkansas, prominent in the constellation of myth-ridden, segregated and sweaty towns .