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Ida Mae: And Her Passage to Chautauqua

Ida Mae: And Her Passage to Chautauqua

Meet Ida Mae. You’ll learn to love her as she evolves from a spirited thirteen-year-old into a woman, first journeying from Mammoth Falls, West Virginia, to Pitt University on a music scholarship, and from there to Vietnam as a member of the Women’s Army Corps. After the loss of her husband in Nam, the Ball Buster’s Bash in San Francisco serves as a fine diversion, as does her experience as a salesperson at Holly’s Hat on Rodeo Drive in Hollywood, California. She arrives back home in West Virginia in time to travel with friends to Woodstock. Eventually, along with her second husband, Dennis, and her son, Adrian, she travels to Chautauqua, a gated summer resort in northwestern New York, where her adventures and those of her son continue.

Pages: 190
Pub Date: 03-19-2024
Softcover: 17.95 979-8-88824-271-1
Hardcover: 25.95 979-8-88824-273-5


Author Rick Taylor grew up in the East End of Pittsburgh and graduated from Denison University, where he majored in English with an emphasis on writing. He authored several short stories before and after transitioning to writing legal briefs following his graduation from Pitt Law School. But the writing bug never left him. His poetry has been featured in Eureka, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The California Quarterly, and Good News, a local Shepherdstown newspaper, and he has published several collections, including Never Alone in a Cemetery, Headstone in the Headlights, and Musings Under a Buckboard. In 2005, his poem "Foxfire" was awarded third place in the 2005 Penn Writers Poetry Contest. Curse of the Klondike is his first full-length novel.

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