Emma's World: A World War II Memoir
Ilene W Devlin, author
Emma’s World: A World War II Memoir is a narrative nonfiction book based on published research, family oral history, and personal diaries and letters from World War II. This inspiring story shows one young American woman’s resilience in achieving her dreams by overcoming life’s obstacles. The book traces Emma’s life in Missouri in the 1920s through the end of World War II. Emma dreams of becoming a teacher. She would be the first in her family to finish high school but needs a college degree to receive her teaching certificate. Emma also dreams of becoming a wife and mother, but her boyfriend enlists in the Army during World War II. She faces the decision of whether they should marry before he leaves or after he returns, if he does so. From enduring muddy roads to learning about modern warfare, people’s perspective constantly shifts from mundane life to world-altering events.