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Michael Patton
Infertile Ground

Adult; Memoir; (Market)

In this haunting memoir, Michael L. Patton shares stories of his challenging childhood. It is the story of his determination and struggle to overcome growing up with an alcoholic, abusive father. The author paints a heartwarming and terrifying picture while sharing hard-earned lessons in life. He instinctively searches for guidance outside of the chaos, finding positive mentors, and promising himself that life can be different, even while witnessing physical and mental abuse at the hands of his father. Sweet stories of childhood innocence help balance his father’s outbursts and violence to make this memoir the triumph that it is. As the last surviving member of his family, he offers his family’s tragic story before it’s lost forever.