Acclaimed writer Barbara Holland, whom the Philadelphia Inquirer has called qa national treasure, q finally tells her own story with this atmospheric account of a postwar American childhood. When All the World Was Young is Holland's account of growing up in Washington, D.C., during the 1940s and '50s, and is a deliciously subversive, sensitive journey into her past. Mixing tales of an autocratic stepfather, a brilliant, reclusive mother, and a houseful of siblings with jump-rope rhymes and dangerous sled runs, teachers both wise and weird, and a child's-eye view of war, Holland gives readers a unique and sharp-eyed look at history and the world of childhood as it used to be.When All the World Was Young is Hollanda#39;s account of growing up in Washington, D.C., during the 1940s and a#39;50s, and is a deliciously subversive, sensitive journey into her past.
|Title||:||When All the World Was Young|
|Publisher||:||Bloomsbury Publishing USA - 2008-12-01|