A Story of Courage and Redemption
January 11, 2019
Young Isabella finds herself caught between her powerless, loving mother and her brilliant father who is tortured by mental illness. As a child, she has relied on her material grandmother for encouragement and stability, enthralled with family lore and bolstered by her wisdom. But "Grandy" is ill.
Isabella will have to face the torent of her father's schizophrenia alone. She is a fighter. She struggles through her own anger and mistakes to make her way in a world of heroes and villains and endless adventure. Until a moment of crisis brings her face to face with her destiny and her father once again.
You will love the history, be captivated by the characters. You will be engrossed in Isabella's struggles, and delight in her accomplishments. Great descriptions don't crowd the story. Written lyrically, with much poignancy, "Digger's Izy" is a moving read!
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As the population of post-WWII Los Angeles is exploding and overwhelming the pueblo infrastructure, Isabella finds herself caught between her powerless, loving mother, and brilliant father who is tortured by mental illness. As a child, she relies upon her maternal grandmother for encouragement and stability, is enthralled by the family lore and bolstered by the wisdom. But Grandy is ill.
It is a tumultuous time for Isabella’s family, Los Angeles, and for the Country. Shortly before the Watts riots in Los Angeles, Isabella graduates from an ethnically diverse school with peers who are headed for college, racial strife, or Vietnam. She is edgy, angry, and believes she can take on the world. But not everyone is what they appear to be and she makes early mistakes. Love proves as dangerous as it can be a comfort and always looming is the specter of her father’s schizophrenia. Isabella is no victim and at a moment of crisis, she stops escaping her life and turns to run right at it!
You will love the history! You will be captivated by the characters! You will be engrossed in Isabella’s struggles and delight in her accomplishments. Great descriptions that don’t crowd the story. Written lyrically, with much poignancy, “Digger’s Izy” is a moving read!