Leaving Lila by William Baker

Leaving Lila

byWilliam Baker

Kobo ebook | June 9, 2016

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William Baker was six years old in 1931 when his mother left him at an orphanage, promising to return for him when she was settled in a new home. But years passed, and she virtually vanished from his life. At age fifteen, Baker unceremoniously “graduated” to a boys’ home, where orphans were forced to do hard labor and sometimes abused.

Leaving Lila is the true story of Baker’s escape from “The Home.” With his meager possessions stuffed into a Boy Scout knapsack, Baker lived by wits and determination, on the road in search of his mother and a better life.

Baker skillfully crafts a memoir that is moving, suspenseful, and sometimes shocking. From the rare perspective of a ninety-year-old who experienced America’s underbelly in the 1940s, Leaving Lila is a firsthand account of a frightened boy who escaped horror only to find more trouble. But along the way, he also found love in encounters so intense they were indelibly imprinted upon his memory.

Title:Leaving LilaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 9, 2016Publisher:Galaxy-44 Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1940018684

ISBN - 13:9781940018683