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The prize winner of Defiance, Ohio : how my mother raised 10 kids on 25 words or
Terry Ryan
Adult Nonfiction CT275.R8964 A3 2001

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Summary: "Angela's Ashes" meets "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" in this inspirational, true story of an enterprising mother who kept poverty at bay with wit, poetry, and perfect prose during the "contest era" of the '50s and '60s. "The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio" is the biography Evelyn Ryan, whose joy for life overshadows both lean times and her husband's alcoholism to raise children who seek out their own winning ways. Photos throughout.


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