Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1995.
First edition/first printing in Very Good+ condition with bumped corners, soiled edges, and light rubbing to board edges in Near Fine dust-jacket with minor edgewear.
In Olivia or the Weight of the Past, Judy Rossner tells the story of her grandmother Olivia, who was born into a family of twelve children in the early 1800s. Olivia and her siblings were plagued by poverty, and their parents struggled to provide for them. When Olivia was thirteen, she became pregnant and was forced to marry a man she did not love. The marriage was a disaster, and Olivia was forced to work as a servant in a manor. She bore five children, all of whom died young. In the face of such hardship, Olivia grew to be an incredibly resilient woman. She never gave up on her dream of finding a better life for herself and her children, and she never stopped fighting for their rights. Rossner describes Olivia's journey with warmth and compassion, and her story is a compelling reminder that even the most difficult circumstances can lead to incredible triumphs.; 8vo; FSA.