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Rachel Hennick

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Rachel Hennick holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in English (Creative Writing) from the University of Adelaide, South Australia (2009), where she completed her dissertation on “The Responsibilities, Roles, and Rights of the Creative Nonfiction Writer.” She earned an Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Writing from Stevenson University (2002) and an Associate of Arts Degree in Communication Arts: Television and Theatre from Stevenson University (1990).

In 2004, she was awarded the Arts South Australia prize for creative writing and an International Scholarship from the University of Adelaide. Her short stories have appeared in the literary journal Island and The Australian Women’s Book Review, and on Radio Adelaide’s Ar...more

BrickHouse Books has been named Baltimore Magazine’s 2013 Best of Baltimore. We celebrate with Director, Clarinda Harriss. Well done Clarinda and the small, but mighty BrickHouse Books team!

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date: September 27, 2013 12:10AM
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description: Ghetto Medic: A Father in the 'Hood is the remarkable true story of the life of Bill Hennick, a firefighter and paramedic in Baltimore, Maryland, a city which today boasts the busiest fire stations in the United States. The story begins in 1945, when Bill, aged four, is badly burned in a terrible fire started by an older child playing with matches. When he reaches adulthood, he begins searching for his purpose in life and identifies fire as ''the enemy.'' He joins the still-segregated Baltimore...more
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description: "Ghetto Medic is a strong addition to any memoir or everyday person biography collection." - Midwest Book Review
"A wonderful debut." The Examiner
"If H. L. Mencken were here he would say, 'go out immediately and buy a copy of Ghetto Medic,' for nobody knew more than Mencken about story telling, language refinement, or the city of Baltimore . . . This book is an absorbing tale, beautifully written."--Dennis Smith, author of the bestseller Report From Engine Co. 82 and Founder Firehouse Magazine

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A little girl whose father played an active, positive role in her upbringing has a tendency to be viewed as a larger than life figure. Even with his idiosyncrasies, he is a viable force that often reflects the morals that have been instilled in he... " Read more of this review »
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" "While some children listen to fairy tales before going to sleep, my bedtime stories were all about characters battling poverty, prejudice and addiction in Baltimore City ghettos..." This quote, from well into the book, good have been the opening... " Read more of this review »
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