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Jenny's Daughter

309 pages4 hours


Life on two Continents!
Raised in depression-era California, Jaqi Wade’s family life wasn’t easy, but they managed. She married her Marine at the end of WWII and set about making a home wherever life took them.
She never imagined taking her three children to live in Brazil. No amount of studying could adequately prepare them to deal with the shock of life at a different pace. A different language, a different culture. A different system of measurement, where a slight miscalculation could give you five pounds of ground beef instead of one. There was a lot of spaghetti that night. And always, there were those “uma problemas”, the “little problems” that were never really little.
Jaqi saw the social changes in the United States during the ‘60s and ‘70s only as international headlines. When she returned home after twenty years in Brazil, she was utterly unprepared for the phenomenon of reverse culture shock in a land where the language had become strange, and everything had changed.
Meet Jenny. And spend some time getting to know her daughter Jaqi through her incredible adventures to Brazil and back again!

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