by Mary Macomber Leue

From the back cover:

This is volume one of a three-volume autobiography. Beginning with the lives of her parents, her aunt and her godmother, author Mary Macomber Leue explores the mysteries of her life, struggling with her past to discover which of her traits and behavior patterns are real, and which are imagined.

Mary Leue has played a variety of roles in her 84 years. Dubbed "the nuisance" by her doctor father at the age of eight for a home movie made by him to document a month-long camping trip to the Rocky Mountains [cover image], she outgrew her early Huckleberry Finn persona and became, in turn, a Bryn Mawr student at sixteen, a pediatric nurse, and finally, a wife and mother.

Marrying her Bill, a blind Harvard graduate student in philosophy during World War II, she and her new husband spent four years taking care of her father's seacoast farm in Maine, having babies and farming. Following the war, her husband was offered a four-year appointment at Bowdoin College as an instructor in philosophy and psychology &endash; and added a third child to the first two.

Awarded the PhD after two years of resarch and writing, Bill was finally offered an instructorship at a state college in Texas. Laying aside their fears and symptoms, the young couple packed up their meager belongings and prepared to trek across the country to the new job, towing the twenty-year-old camping trailer of her youth.

Subsequent volumes explore the years that followed for the young family &endash; and for Mary herself.


US $10.95 ISBN 1-878115-14-6 Canada $12.95