Farm Girl Leaves Home: An American Narrative of Inspiration and Transformation
$14.95 (as of December 28, 2018, 8:10 am)
On this down-to-earth American narrative, Margaret Fletcher recounts her life’s journey, with all its hard-won wisdom, for her granddaughter. That is the inspiring story of a made up our minds human being who was once ready to transcend circle of relatives hardships, including her mother’s illness and suicide, and go on to have a remarkable career as a top surgeon.
Endowed with a strong sense of purpose, Margaret Fletcher came of age in the 1950s and 60s. She recounts stories of growing up on a farm in upper Michigan, leaving home on the age of 16, getting herself through medical school, raising a circle of relatives, building a career, and after all confronting her own darkness and illness. By claiming the author’s role as certainly one of an explorer of personal experience, she manifests for her granddaughter, and for all who read her book, a portrait of growing and changing with enduring love.