The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less

By Terry Ryan

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Evelyn Ryan, an enterprising woman...kept poverty at bay with wit, poetry, and perfect prose during the "contest era" of the 1950s and 1960s. Standing up to the church, her alcoholic husband, and antiquated ideas about women, Evelyn turned every financial challenge into an opportunity for innovation, all the while raising her six sons and four daughters with the belief that miracles are an everyday occurrence. (from summary)
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