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And She Was - The Madness of Madeleine Morgan - cover

And She Was - The Madness of Madeleine Morgan

Elizabeth Wells

Publisher: Xlibris US

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Summary

A Southern girl embraces the 60s and 70s, only to
become mentally ill when the era is over. In the end,
she regains her sanity and achieves her dream of
becoming a writer.

Elizabeth Wells:
If I had to say what inspired this story I would say that I have lived
an uncommon life, met unforgettable characters, and done things most
people wouldnt do. The idea was to get it into a book that recorded
much of my own personal history. Since the beginning of man, such
inspiration is always necessary to the persons who create stories of their
own. William Faulkner said, Listen to the voices. I do.

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