Shipwrecks and Complicated Mothers - June Cross

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Shipwrecks and Complicated Mothers

A young woman is told to keep her heritage a secret...by her mother; a reckless partier gets shipwrecked and has to sober up enough to save the day; and an author contends with her unsupportive mother on her deathbed.

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12:51
Secret Daughter

by June Cross

A young woman is told to keep her heritage a secret...by her mother.

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15:52
Shipwrecked

by Mishka Shubaly

A partier has to sober up enough to save the day.

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13:27
Finding Esther

by Susan Duncan

After a lifetime of conflict, a writer struggles to help her aging mother.

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June Cross

June is the author of the book Secret Daughter: A Mixed-Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away inspired by her Emmy award-winning personal film Secret Daughter.

Mishka Shubaly

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Mishka onboard the sailboat.

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Mishka with Captain Peter. Photo courtesy Mishka Shubaly.

Mishka wrote about his experience in Shipwrecked, now available on the Kindle.

Susan Duncan

For information on Susan and for a list of her works, visit her website.

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Susan with friends and family during her wedding to Bob on Pittwater. Esther is second from left, Susan is fourth from left.

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Esther and Susan at Esther’s 90th birthday party in 2011. Photos courtesy Susan Duncan.

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