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Submitted by Sherry Scott


A local author sheds light on growing up in Camp Paris trailer park.

The book’s author, Sherry Scott, said the book is a compilation of true stories that reflect on people who have come in and out of the author’s life, for however brief or long a time, and made some contribution or impact. Stories that are meant to pay homage to their memory are recalled from earliest childhood and traverse up through education, adulthood and career. The memoir begins on 19th Street N.W. in Paris, Texas at Camp Paris.

“After self-publishing my first book, ‘The Year My Mother Died‘ in 2011, I wanted to continue writing,” Scott said. “I had other remembrances I wanted to share, not as a sequel but as a tribute to others. I was an observant child, like other people I know drawn to the arts, and so detailed memories of people [in my life].”

According to Black Rose Writing:

“The memoir begins on 19th Street N.W. in Paris, Texas. The characters in this Northeast Texas hamlet are introduced via their homes, occupations and histories. Reflections on childhood emulations to troublemakers evolve. Those who shaped the author by proximity encompass early memories before a family move brings a perceptional shift in the changing world of 1968. People remain at the center of these tales, aiding her transition from observation to purpose. A career in medicine is finally realized, but interrupted by a season of depression, reconnecting the author to her past. Teachable moments experienced with the ‘patients themselves’ are best revealed through their individual stories in the pediatric oncology wards, AIDS isolation rooms, and the ‘Butterfly Room.’ The book ends by examining our connectedness, fulfilling its premise “to pay homage to those who have come in and out of my life for however brief or long a time.”

The book can be purchased through Black Rose Writing at http://www.blackrosewriting.com/biographymemoir/thepeopleofnineteenthstreet and on Amazon.com.
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