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Before Women Had Wings (1996)
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0449911446, Paperback)Raised in an atmosphere of poverty and violence, 6-year-old Avocet Abigail Jackson, or Bird as she's called, is wise beyond her years. After falling to abuse by her alcoholic parents and the destructive upheaval of moving from one flop house to the next, her one solace is Jesus, whom she fantasizes as a possible suitor. While her older sister discovers romance with a local boy, Bird discovers Miss Zora, a mysterious black woman who lives alone in a cottage near Bird's school and comes to teach the little girl about dignity and her own capacity for forgiveness.
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Avocet Abigail Jackson employs a number of devices to enable her to endure an increasingly violent childhood that only gets worse after her father commits suicide and her mother becomes an alcoholic.
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