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Blush by Shirley Hershey Showalter

Little Shirley Hershey, named for a movie star, grew up with her nose pressed to the window of the glittering world. Three locations shaped her-a family farm, a country school, and Lititz Mennonite Church. She later became a college president and then a foundation executive, but the rosy-cheeked, barefoot farm girl never quite disappeared. As Willa Cather said, "Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen." This childhood memoir tells the story of a girl who might have left the church but found another way. 



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