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Garden of Hope: Autobiography of a Marriage [Paperback]

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GARDEN OF HOPE: Autobiography of a Marriage: a frank, endearing memoir of two star struck lovers who travel the world and Jim Crow America, a black-white couple coping with the realities of daily life and mental challenges for 10 years in Rio and other places during the dynamic sixties, and having a son, Raphael, in Manhattan, then breaking up, getting divorced, and remaining friends to this day: leaves you saying, Yes!, there is hope yet for the human race.

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Pages   228
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 10, 2006
Publisher   Hopewell Publications
ISBN  1933435089  
ISBN13  9781933435084  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! The oldest of ten children, she grew up in the small Appalachian village of Waverly, Ohio (named for Sir Walter Scott's WAVERLY NOVELS.) She was constantly writing plays for all of her siblings to perform. Her first rejection slip (from St. Anthony's Messenger) arrived when she was five years old. She had talked her grandfather into typing and mailing her story, Pray for the Wanderer. He told her a rejection slip proved she was a writer. She had written something and sent it out. That was all she had to do to be a writer. Twenty-five years later, she sold a revised version of that original short story to Catholic Digest. At Ohio University where she majored in Creative Writing and Romance Languages, she was editor of Sphere, the literary magazine.. When she graduated, she won a scholarship to the Sorbonne in Paris. Her auto-biographical novel, UNE ANNEE A PARIS won first place from the Alliance Francaise. After France, she went to the Caribbean where she met and married Lennox Raphael, a Trinidadian writer. They traveled together through four continents.. Their son Raphael was born in New York City. Maryanne taught at Ohio University, the New School for Social Research in New York City, and at the University of Hawaii. She was an editor at Prentice Hall and Woman's Day Magazine. Her first book RUNAWAYS, AMERICA'S LOST YOUTH (co-author Jenifer Wolf) (Preface Anais Nin) was republished by Authors Guild BACKINPRINT. She became a Co-Worker of Mother Teresa's and published MOTHER TERESA, CALLED TO LOVE. Then she published THE MAN WHO LOVED FUNERALS, ALEXANDRIA (co-author Patricia Walden), ALONG CAME A SPIDER, A PERSONAL LOOK AT MADNESS and ANAIS NIN, THE VOYAGE WITHIN. Maryanne and Lennox wrote GARDEN OF HOPE, Autobiography of a Marriage, beginning it when they were a loving couple and finishing it after their divorce. Their son Raphael wrote the introduction. The book won first place as an unpublished memoir at the San Diego Awards ceremony. What Mother Teresa Taught Me was published in September 2007 by St. Anthony's Messenger Press, the company that gave her her first rejection slip.

Maryanne Raphael currently resides in Carlsbad, in the state of California.

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1Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > General
2Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > Memoirs
3Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Relationships > Marriage
4Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Discrimination & Racism

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A Lovely Reminder for Acceptance and Love  Dec 25, 2006
Garden of Hope is a lovely memoir told by a couple with much to share. In an time when the world needs more love, more tolerance, more acceptance, this is a book that will remind us where we have been and inspire us to move in a direction that will honor what we have done in the past by not backsliding. It is the personal account of lives and--by extension-- of decades gone by but it is also so much more than that. I highly recommend it.

Reviewed by Carolyn Howard-Johnson who also writes of decades past in her award-winning novel, This Is the Place.
Written with candor, this unusual and unique joint memoir is inspiring, engaging, and confidently recommended reading.  Nov 5, 2006
"Garden Of Hope: Autobiography Of A Marriage" is the true life story of a romantic, international, interracial marriage that lasted for ten years during the turbulent 1960s and ultimately ended in an harmonious divorce. Maryanne Raphael (who is white) and her husband Lennox (who is black) traveled over four continents, produced a son whom they named , and continued after their amicable divorce to remain friends linked together down the years by their mutual respect, a shared love for their child, and a respect for the positive aspects of their lives. Written with candor, this unusual and unique joint memoir is inspiring, engaging, and confidently recommended reading.

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