Holding Up the Sky-A Story of Overcoming Childhood, by Lessie Auletti
A mother who gives away her daughter in a relative’s kitchen; a little girl who watches from behind a partly closed door; a father who leaves his daughter beside the trash cans in an alley while stealing her brother—Leah lives these lives and more in this memoir of growing up a girl in post-WWII America.
Holding Up the Sky by Lessie Auletti shares parent-child relationships as seen through the eyes of Leah, a little girl born shortly after Pearl Harbor, who views both the wars between nations and those of her parents. She survives divorce, kidnapping, and family betrayal. This story of the struggles of family and childhood will have you turning the pages in excitement.