In Corinne and Me: An Unlikely Friendship, author Betty Ann Hoehn reaches back to a time when racial issues determined daily activities for the majority of Americans.
Her story captures the segregation that many experienced during that time and touches the heart through the story of one downtrodden, but courageous and loving woman who reached across racial lines to help a child and provide the unshakeable love and unlikely friendship that would take that child through the most difficult time in her life.
“Through my life journey, Corinne has always been there for me; teaching me important lessons in life.
My story highlights our unlikely friendship while drawing attention to important issues in our world today,” says Hoehn. “We are all God’s children; love knows no race, sex or religion.”
For years, Hoehn watched as one by one the members of her family succumbed to “funny breath”–her family’s euphemistic term for alcohol addiction in a time when addiction was not openly discussed.
Little did she know that she, too, would fall victim to the disease. Her determination to overcome and lead a fulfilling and productive life is uplifting and encouraging to anyone who is facing this challenge or seeking to help a friend or family member as they face a life of recovery.
Betty Ann Hoehn was born and raised in Memphis, Tenn., and currently resides in Del Mar, CA. Born in 1954, she grew up in the 1960s, a tumultuous time—strictly enforced segregation between blacks and whites, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, the feminist movement.
She received her B.A. from Bowdoin College in 1976 and her M.A. from the University of Memphis in 1997. She is an art historian and independent lecturer.
Corinne and Me: An Unlikely Friendship intertwines the racial and segregation issues of the 1960s with positive messages of acceptance, love and faith.
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