Gasport Girl

by D. Jean Lang



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/30/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 84
ISBN : 9781553955788

About the Book

An autobiographical look at the author's growing-up years in the 1940's in Gasport, a small town in Western New York State. Spending summers and holidays with her maternal grandparents surrounded by loving aunts, uncles and cousins, the author captures the tempo of life in a small town as World War II impacts the lives of its residents.

Lessons learned through the unconditional love of her grandmother and extended family, the author paines a picture through which we can view how family and community impacts a child's life. Family photographs, a picture of The Degan home on East Avenue complete with their famous giant horse chestnut tree and a photo of Gasport's Hammond Hotel and Joneses' Store let the reader share the visions of the past.

About the Author

"Gasport Girl" is Jean's second book. The first is A Month in Riva Trigoso, a travel essay of Italy. Jean is most recently a retired Middle School Guidance Counselor. Prior to that career she was an editor and writer for a small publishing company, and also wrote a weekly column in her neighborhood newspaper, "The Henrietta Post." Being retired has given her time to return to her first love - writing.