We Are All Welcome Here (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
We Are All Welcome Here - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:Elizabeth Berg It is the summer of 1964. In Tupelo, Mississippi, the town of Elvis's birth, tensions are mounting over civil-rights demonstrations occurring ever more frequently - and violently - across the state. But in Paige Dunn's small, ramshackle house, there are more immediate concerns. Challenged by the effects of the polio she contracted during her las... more »t month of pregnancy, Paige is nonetheless determined to live as normal a life as possible and to raise her daughter, Diana, in the way she sees fit - with the support of her tough-talking black caregiver, Peacie.
Diana is trying in her own fashion to live a normal life. As a fourteen-year-old, she wants to make money for clothes and magazines, to slough off the authority of her mother and Peacie, to figure out the puzzle that is boys, and to escape the oppressiveness she sees everywhere in her small town. What she can never escape, however, is the way her life is markedly different from others'. Nor can she escape her ongoing responsibility to assist in caring for her mother. Paige Dunn is attractive, charming, intelligent, and lively, but her needs are great - and relentless.
As the summer unfolds, hate and adversity will visit this modest home. Despite the difficulties thrust upon them, each of the women will find her own path to independence, understanding, and peace. And Diana's mother, so mightily compromised, will end up giving her daughter an extraordinary gift few parents could match.« less
Good story about a disabled mother who insists on raising her daughter. They have a nurse/caretaker that helps during the day. Story of the daughter growing up & the challenges she faces with having a disabled mother.
This was an interesting story. The narration was done by the author and was great. It is a story that takes place in Mississippi in the 1960s and focuses on the lives of a mother and daughter, and their visiting nurse/housekeeper.
This is one of my favorite books of all time. It is one of those stories that makes you smile when thinking of old time morals and lessons learned in times gone by. I loved the characters and at times, it made me cry. A must read over and over again.