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THE LAND OF HEART'S DELIGHT
ALETHA BARRETT MAY & JANIS SUSAN MAY
ISBN# 978-1-934041-13-0 MS Reader/978-1-934041-14-7 Paperback
May 2007
Swimming Kangaroo Books
www.swimmingkangaroo.com
Paperback
$4.99 E-Book / $11.99 Paperback
165 Pages
Memoir
Rating: 3 Cups

In 1940, Aletha Barrett works as a County Home Demonstration Agent in South Texas. The harsh conditions and diverse societies was not something with which she was familiar.

In June 1944, Donald was teaching at A&M, setting up the Journalism School as a separate entity in the English Department. In September he married Aletha.

Aletha was unprepared for her new home in South Texas. Her tiny house was an experience in itself. She feels as if she has moved into an alien land. Money and jobs are scarce, and she watches every penny. In time she moves away and realizes the only real things she left behind were the good friends she met. Aletha’s life has not been easy with the depression then World War II leaving few jobs. Returning to school to further her education even proved unfruitful. When offered a job, she is shocked with the behavior of people. Preparing good food to be given to the bosses’ dogs, while poor people starved infuriates her to no end. She searches for another job. She is confronted with many heartaches and sorrows during her travels. She finds love with Donald, in her teen years, but things change until years later and once again the love returns.

The Land of Heart’s Desire is a woman’s transitions and accounts of her life and adventures. The stories were passed on to Aletha’s daughter, Janis May, who took her mother’s outline and notes and penned the treasured stories that had been passed to her. To keep her dear mother’s memory alive, she sketches a journey of an amazing woman, and her lifetime and struggles. This is a pleasant and enjoyable story into many years of a woman that lived life to its fullest. I can understand why she wished to keep her mother’s memory alive.

Cherokee
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