Private Path -- The Desk Calendars of Mary Jo Ryan 1937-1943 (Mary Jo Ryan Clark books) Mary Jo Ryan

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Private Path -- The Desk Calendars of Mary Jo Ryan 1937-1943 (Mary Jo Ryan Clark books) by Mary Jo Ryan
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When Mary Jo Ryan Clark died at age 90, she left behind a library that nobody knew existed. In the back of a desk drawer, and in a sealed carton, herchildren found seven desk calendars, chronicling the years1937 to 1943. Onthousands of three byMoreWhen Mary Jo Ryan Clark died at age 90, she left behind a library that nobody knew existed.

In the back of a desk drawer, and in a sealed carton, herchildren found seven desk calendars, chronicling the years1937 to 1943. Onthousands of three by four inch pages, Mary Jo tells the story of her youngadulthood. But it’s also the story of her generation, which has been dubbed‘ The Greatest Generation.’ Raised in the Great Depression, they came of agejust in time for World War II. It’s a story of faith and family, of hard work and ofa hunger for education and advancement- a story of wartime separations andtragedy, and a love story too.Mary Jo and Jack Clark are also the authors of On the Home Front.

Heres what Studs Terkel said about that book: Jack Clarks wondrous celebration of his working-class mother and her natural gifts as a storyteller has touched me deeply. Hooray for Mary Jo Ryan Clark and her boy Jack.The book itself is a marvel of writerly restraint...

Some are private moments--being 4 years old, getting shiny new shoes and remembering looking down at them as she toed circles in the sawdust on a butcher shop floor.Other brush against history--news of Pearl Harbor, or the Dorchester, a World War II troop ship sunk off the coast of Greenland.

It was famous for the four chaplains who gave up their life vests to other sailors, but Bill, who was dating Mary Jos younger sister, wasnt one of the lucky survivors...The books strength is that it doesnt stoop to Greatest Generation mythologizing. The Clarks are real people, and Mary Jo doesnt try to make them heroes. --Chicago Sun-Times



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