A Girl of the Gulf

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A Girl of the Gulf is one woman’s discovery of the life her grandmother led as a child on a remote mountain along the Cumberland Plateau of East Tennessee. This poignant journey back in time to follow the early life of Shirley Marie Curtis, born in 1913, will reveal how the hardships and heartbreak she faced ultimately shaped her into a gentle and endearing grandmother to the author.

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A Girl of the Gulf is one woman’s discovery of the life her grandmother led as a child on a remote mountain along the Cumberland Plateau of East Tennessee. This poignant journey back in time to follow the early life of Shirley Marie Curtis, born in 1913, will reveal how the hardships and heartbreak she faced ultimately shaped her into a gentle and endearing grandmother to the author.

A sweet and thoughtful tribute to Shirley (Granny) through her granddaughter’s childhood reflections, Girl of the Gulf will leave the reader loving, rejoicing, or mourning with each page. Written in conjunction with Shirley’s hand-written memoirs, this relaxing read is a timeless story of overcoming profound loss and finding joy where love and family are carefully sewn.

Now, join me on a journey into the life of a very special lady. Along the edge of the Cumberland Plateau, on a small mountain in east Tennessee, clouds settle over a little town called Spencer. There, at the end of a little lane sits an old, white, hand-built house that I have known all my life.

When I read the words, “Their faces are a blur now. I don’t remember the dress Granny wore or the hymns we sang at her service. I don’t know if we ate fried chicken with pecan pie or deli sandwiches with banana pudding. I’m not sure of the weather; it feels like it may have been overcast because how dare the sun shine on that sad day, I knew I was holding a manuscript in which I could get lost.” Scarlett’s descriptive writing will capture your imagination from the first line of chapter one you’ll find yourself on a very special journey. As you meet her family, you’ll find yourself smiling as memories of your own special family members seem to leap off the pages. I’m betting this is that book you’ll read more than once sometime within the next ninety days.--- Dave Hail Camden House Books, LLC

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ISBN 978-1-937514-37-2
Page Count 112
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Paperback, eBook