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Working class girl becomes world class singer

Becoming JiJi:
“Authentic, Inspiring 1970s Feminist Coming-of-Age Story”

By David R. Yale

Jill Frisk, 18-year-old daughter of a violent father and shattered mother, has no plans, no hope. A straight-A high school graduate, Jill reads advanced chemistry books as a hobby.

But her 1970s blue collar neighborhood discourages women’s dreams. The prospect of an existence like her mother’s holds Jill in the grip of depression.

Joe Stern, the new recreation director, sees Jill differently. He hires her to run a preschool group and assists her in founding a teen council that uplifts the neighborhood. With his encouragement, she rises above her depression and discovers she has a world-class singing voice.

Empowered with the promise of a future she never dreamed possible, Jill finds a safe home for her family and brings her mother back to life.

Jill falls in love with Joe, but she’s too shy to tell him before he suddenly leaves town. Will new, improved Jill have the guts to pursue him, woo him, help him overcome his secret past, win his hand, and become a successful musician?

You’ll love this heartwarming story by an award-winning author, filled with touching portrayals of ordinary people. The characters seem so real they’ll feel like your good friends. JiJi will raise your spirits and inspire you.

Becoming JiJi, First book in the Shingle Creek Sagas
Paperback: 978-0-9791766-2-3
288 pages, 6.14” x 9.21”
eBook: 978-0-9791766-8-5
Links: Includes curated links to music, recipes,
items, and locations mentioned in
the book.
Library of Congress
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BISAC Codes: FIC044000
FICTION / Contemporary Women
FICTION / Coming of Age
eBook: US$3.99
Paperback: US$10.95
Publication Date: November 16, 2017
More about author: DavidRYale.Com/About
Developmental Editing Anna March
Proofreading The Pro Book Editor
Interior and Cover Design
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