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Growing up in a prosperous neighborhood, B. Morrison was taught that poverty was a product of laziness and public assistance programs only rewarded irresponsibility. However, when her marriage soured, she abruptly found herself an impoverished single mother. Disowned by her parents and facing destitution for herself and her two small sons, she was forced to accept the handout so disdained by her parents and their world: welfare. This dramatic memoir tells how one woman finds and grasps the lifeline that ultimately enables her to become independent.
“I am grateful to you for sharing your personal story and demonstrating the positive impact that social assistance programs make upon families, communities, and our country. Yours is a vital story to tell.”
—Hillary Rodham Clinton
- Winner IPPY Bronze Medal for Regional Memoir/Autobiography
- Finalist ForeWord Review’s Book of the Year for Memoir/Autobiography
- Finalist USA Best Book Award for Memoir/Autobiography
- Honorable Mention New England Book Festival for Memoir/Autobiography
Innocent makes a great book club selection! Download this free discussion guide. Then invite B. Morrison to speak to your book club. Use the Contact page to ask her to join you in person or via Skype or Google Hangouts.
In this new collection of poems, Morrison explores the influence of place: where you live, where you grew up, where you travel, where you go in dreams. She seeks out the haunted places of her youth, piecing together memories, as she looks for a way forward through the maze of the present. Echoes of the past find new meaning as Morrison explores the meaning of home.
This collection of poems from B. Morrison reveals her journey of transformation. Standing on the threshold of a new life, she examines the past and the world around her for signs in her quest to recreate herself. Calling herself a pilgrim, a pilot and an explorer, she lays aside all that is no longer of use and moves forward into the unknown.
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