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The Curious Autobiography of Elaine Jakes

The Curious Autobiography of Elaine Jakes

  • Title: The Curious Autobiography of Elaine Jakes
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  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 268 pages


From the jacket flap E l a i n e J a k e s was a schoolteacher in suburban Philadelphia Living in the vivaciousand eccentric community of New Hope, Pa, in the 1970s and 1980s, she verymuch reflected that town s character Yet another place, Wales, the land of her forefathers,ever kept a spiritual hold on her, beckoning her homeward through the mostunexpected of mechanisms From the jacket flap E l a i n e J a k e s was a schoolteacher in suburban Philadelphia Living in the vivaciousand eccentric community of New Hope, Pa, in the 1970s and 1980s, she verymuch reflected that town s character Yet another place, Wales, the land of her forefathers,ever kept a spiritual hold on her, beckoning her homeward through the mostunexpected of mechanisms e.g scents, strolls along a canal, animals, family andfriends until she discovers who she really is and the redemptive power of the cross.Her son, H R Jakes, a writer who lives in Texas, compiled her story He has beenwriting all his life, and she thus felt confident to entrust him with that task Throughhim, further books in this series will be forthcoming, first among them CuriousRecipes the Mostly Welsh Cookbook of Elaine Jakes, a charming and tasty combinationof Elaine s tales with detailed recipes, featuring as an aspect of every vignette thestory behind each culinary delight H R Jakes is married to Diana, whom he met inItaly in 1979 They have 7 children and one grandchild, in whose eyes it is evident toone and all that Elaine s legacy lives on


Author H.R Jakes

H R JAKES, a writer who lives in Texas, pens the Curious Autobiography series He compiled the story of his mother, Elaine Jakes He has been writing all his life, and she thus felt confident to entrust him with that task Through him, further books in this series will be forthcoming, first among them Curious Recipes The Mostly Welsh Cookbook of Elaine Jakes, a charming and tasty combination




The Curious Autobiography of Elaine Jakes Reviews (7)

  • Age range any and allThe Curious Autobiography of Elaine Jakes is all at once heartwarming, sobering, hilarious, and pious It tells the life story of Elaine Jakes, from late childhood up till her death and at times even past it in her posthumous reflection , a life spent overly in religiosity and li [..]

  • The stories within these pages chronicle the life of Elaine Jakes While sometimes funny, sometimes entertaining but also tragic It was a very true encounter during her life which so many of us can relate I found it to be a book that I wanted to take my time to enjoy If you are looking for an enjoyab [..]

  • Title The Curious Autobiography of Elaine JakesAuthor H.R Jakes Pages 262Year 2016Publisher Archway Publishing We all have a story about our lives H.R Jakes has taken his mother s memoirs that were found by chance in a box under her bed with a message that Mr Jakes interpreted as his mother s desire [..]

  • For a bit there, The Curious Autobiogrpahy of Elaine Jakes by H.R Jakes reminded me of the eccentricity of Thelma Louise It s quirky, but at times sobering, and then tragic as well Yet, the warmth that emanate from how the author writes in Elaine s voice is evident in the many stories we, as readers [..]

  • I thought this was a well written tribute from son to mother The story takes us throughout the life to the death of Elaine Jakes Powerful story with ups and downs that we can all related to at some time or other in our lives A must read. [..]

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