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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio By Terry Ryan

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
by Terry Ryan

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Terry Ryan tells the miraculous story of how her mother kept the family afloat by writing jingles. Evelyn turned every financial challenge into an opportunity for fun and profit.
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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio Summary


The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Children on 25 Words or Less by Terry Ryan

The heroine of this nostalgic, moving and sweetly funny memoir is Evelyn Ryan - the author's mother - who supports her ten children and unhelpful husband by winning competitions. Terry Ryan recounts with warmth and love how her mom wrote rhymes, completed sentences and composed promotional poems at the ironing board, making sure the family never went without in small town 50s America. But as Terry Ryan's father sunk further and further into violent alcoholism, and secretly took out a second mortgage on their home, plunging the family into eviction threats and empty cupboards, Evelyn's competing took on a more desperate tone. The success of her rhymes were now essential if the Ryan family were to survive together. Truly inspirational, funnier and more heartwarming than fiction The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio is a wonderful tribute to a mother who raised her children with love, spirit and happiness against all the odds.

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About Terry Ryan


Terry Ryan is the sixth of Evelyn's children and the author of two books of poetry.

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GOR000882568
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Children on 25 Words or Less by Terry Ryan
Terry Ryan
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Ebury Publishing
2003-11-01
351
0091891272
9780091891275
N/A
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