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Heath Street Stories: A Look Back at 1950's Innocence in Suburban Americaby Gehla S Knight
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1950, and the cookie-cutter houses in the slipstream of a paper mill promise new beginnings for the families moving to Heath Street. From the tragicomedy of Atom Bomb drills to the wonder of glitzy gadgetry, Dyanflow transmissions and automatic canasta shuffling machines, everything that makes Made in America the password to the future is reflected in the neighbors' prodigious faith in progress.
On Heath Street the seeds are sown for a generation caught between vanity and self-esteem, humility and confidence, duty and liberation. How far we've come — or have we only just begun the journey?
About the Author
Gehla Knight's work has been published by ACE Books and appeared nationally in Phoenix Magazine and Redbook. She has also served as technical and script consultant for Fox-Regency Film Productions. A fifth-generation Oregonian, she is active in community theater and preservation of pioneer history. Knight is a graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Texas where as a premed student, she acted in many regional theatrical productions and improv theater, working under the tutelage of Charles Laughton. Knight lives in Portland, Oregon, where she manages a Trial Consulting practice and continues to write mysteries and quirky takes on the Northwest retro scene.
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