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F. Haywood Glenn

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Writing is one of my passions. Ironically, it was born out of another passion, reading.

Growing up I went down the rabbit hole with Alice and meant with the queen of hearts under the covers in my bedroom with a flash light. I marveled at black beauty and watched in awe as captain Ahab wrestled with the great white whale. In fact, I don’t remember a time when reading wasn’t a big part of my life.

In high school required reading was Man Child in the Promised Land and Black Boy by Richard Wright. On my own, I traveled to India with M. L. Kay and to Regency England with Victoria Holt. I cried with Jane Eyre when I was a teen and revisited her again last year.

Reading assuages my curiosity by allowing me to explore other places, times, cultures, an
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I am sometimes asked if The Vance Legacy is autobiographical. It isn’t. The Legacy stories are fictional and are products of my creative imagination. I sometimes get the impression that some people would feel more comfortable with my story if it were about my family as we thought “Roots” was about Alex Haley’s family.

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A Cape Cod Love (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Short story of a devastating first love.
The Vance Legacy (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: In The Vance Legacy, Ms Glenn explores the cataclysmic consequences of unrevealed family secrets. The story takes place thirty years before the Civil War and moves from the bigotry of class separation in old Philadelphia society to the violent dogma of a southern tobacco plantation. The turbulent lives of two women traverse because of the corrupt and prejudice society of the south and the love they share for the same man. Their relationship begins as a bitter rivalry but through the deception, passion, and pain that they both endure, grows a compassion for each other that neither understands. The Vance Legacy is woven around a powerful southern family whose tyrannical patriarch refuses to right the wrongs committed during his lifetime or even acknowledges their existence. His death leaves his family a legacy of lies and misdeeds that will eventually tear his family asunder.
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“A favorite song or tune may stay on your mind for hours. A good book will stay on your mind until you find another.”
F. Haywood Glenn
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“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
Calvin Coolidge

“A favorite song or tune may stay on your mind for hours. A good book will stay on your mind until you find another.”
F. Haywood Glenn
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“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
Mark Twain

“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
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“My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the heck she is.”
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F. Glenn Frances wrote: "Hey, Check out this title and give some consideration for a future read:
The Woman in White (Penguin Classics)
by Wilkie Collins "


Sounds good. I'll check it out and get back to you.


Frances Hey, Check out this title and give some consideration for a future read:
The Woman in White (Penguin Classics)
by Wilkie Collins


Frances
Les Miserables --- sounds good.


Frances Faythe wrote: "If we're going to start a book club, let's call it the Ambiance Book Club and start with Wheathering Heights."

Faythe wrote: "If we're going to start a book club, let's call it the Ambiance Book Club and start with Wheathering Heights."
Great name. I was wondering if we could start with a book that we'd both like to read.




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F. Glenn If we're going to start a book club, let's call it the Ambiance Book Club and start with Wheathering Heights.


Frances Hey, you added books on your page. Good job. I also want to read Les Meserables and The Count. Maybe the first of the year we could read them together. What fun.


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