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Memories of the Beach Reflections on a Toronto Childhood

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ISBN-10: 155488389X

ISBN-13: 9781554883899

Edition: 2010

Authors: Lorraine O'Donnell Williams

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List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 4/27/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Lorraine O'Donnell Williams was born and raised in The Beach district of Toronto. Her career has included senior positions in the correctional, forensic psychiatry, and psychiatric fields of social work. Recently retired from private practice to write full time, she is the author of books, short stories, reviews, and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. The mother of five adult children, passed away July 4, 2014.

Preface
Introduction
Floating
Mom, Dad, and Me
Growing in Mystery
Being Bad
The House on the Boardwalk
The Boardwalk, the Beach, and the Lake
Life with Diane
Nuns and Ravines
Kissing and Other Games
What Does a Bookworm Look Like?
Being the Only Girl
The War Effort
Happy Valentine's Day
The Fine Things in Life
Some Days the World Can Collapse
Diane Reappears
Battles Foreign and Domestic
Life with the Soaps
Where the Boys Are
Betrayal
Educating the Babysitters
Those Happy High School Days
The Sounds of Sister Constance
What Does an Older Bookworm Look Like?
My Cinema Paradiso
Something Special About Yonge Street
Most of the Other Uncles
Lessons in Living from Uncle Arnold
The Beaches Library Drama League
Beautiful Moonlight Madonna
More Lessons from My Uncle
The End of the Beginning
Epilogue
Acknowledgements