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Dolly: The Reno Story, by Fern Hammer

What price would you pay for your own peace and sanity, or for reconciliation with loved ones?

It is 1928 in a small rural farming community where New York borders Connecticut. Dolly is about to graduate from high school with big plans for her future, but when her mother and older sister each file for their divorces, the whole family is forced to answer some hard questions. Amidst the background of the Great Depression and the battle for women’s voting rights, Dolly’s allegiance to each parent is tested.

Fern Hammer’s Dolly: The Reno Story reminds us that estrangement in families may be one of the last taboo subjects in society. When and how does one begin to forgive? Which spoken words reveal the pain, without crushing the soul?

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