About the book
Paula Grizzell DeMarini
ISBN 978-0-615-37316-4 | 216 pages | $14 U.S. MSRP (paperback)
Paula's fascinating childhood story is one of survival in East Tennessee between 1952 and 1970. It is the first-hand, true account of five siblings living with none of the things most other kids had: a bike, a real bed or a place to call home. Facing one eviction after another, Paula and her family lived at twenty-five locations in her first eighteen years.
Despite an absentee husband, we read how Paula's mother nurtures one child through serious illness, and secures Paula's own well-being after she was abducted as a young teenager. Incredibly, Five Thimbles shows us how happiness can grow, even without putting down roots.
|Paula Grizzell DeMarini lives with her husband in Atlanta, GA, and has two children. She has worked as a chemotherapist and pharmaceutical sales representative and is currently a physician liaison at a leading Atlanta hospital. Her husband is a physician in pulmonary and critical care medicine. This is her first published book.|