Pollyanna Lily

Pollyanna Lily

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As a quirky, loving, and headstrong little girl forced to contend with her mother's violent outbursts and gentle, but transient stepfather, Kelly Muller emerged from her early years with unconventional survival skills. Bill, her older brother, had long before made it his mission to educate and refine her by employing his strongest gifts: sarcasm and wit. His intellectual nature and awkwardness made him a target for bullies who quickly found the tables turned when confronted head-on by Kelly. Each time their parents found themselves homeless, the siblings lived with their nurturing, nonconformist grandmother who inspired them to use their respective gifts to survive and thrive. As Bill and Kelly neared adolescence, their mother faced even greater financial hardship causing her to arrange a meeting with their natural father. Initially thrilled, the kids happily embarked on a trip to their father's home for a three-week stay that they hoped would be only the beginning of a new and better life. Instead, it exposed them to unconscionable hypocrisy and the worst of mankind. Their mother grieved upon learning the news, but there was little else she could do. After brother and sister reached their early teens, their mother's episodic rage intensified. She made verbal assault an art in butchery, ripping more flesh from bone in each attack. Bill and Kelly would diverge and come to rely upon their own unique gifts to cope-and even cross moral boundaries in an attempt to survive.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 263g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508707626
  • 9781508707622

About Mrs Kelly Ann Alvarez

Prior to writing this memoir, Kelly Alvarez spent most of her professional life as a software instructor/consultant and a copywriter. Her foray into creative writing arose as a complement to her teaching career. She began with instructional and technical copy and then branched out into promotional, marketing, and ad copy. She is an animal and child advocate who, along with her family, has fostered over 30 cats and dogs in the last four years. She has written an article promoting animal adoption that was featured on the front page of her home town's website. She lives with her family in Dallas County, TX. Kelly has petitioned the NJ State Congress in an attempt to strengthen child protection laws and supports petitions of individuals and organizations that promote like causes in the United States and abroad.show more

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