Dumfries, Virginia, Author Publishes New Book

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This heartfelt memoir shares family life in the Ellenwood section of Philadelphia in the 1940s and 50s

8442 Eastwick Avenue

8442 Eastwick Avenue: The Soul of Ellenwood Lives in the House Where Life's Long-Lasting Memories Blossomed by William A. Scott has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

In this heart-felt memoir, William A. Scott chronicles his family life in the Ellenwood section of Philadelphia from the late 1940s through the early 1950s, a community that since has been replaced by the Philadelphia International Airport and I-95. But the lessons learned and the love grown in the homes of Ellenwood live on in the hearts of those who grew up there—including the Scott family of 8442 Eastwick Avenue.

The stories from that house are tender, raucous, and thought-provoking. Scott paints a loving portrait of his mother, a woman who overcame many obstacles to raise her children with a firm but supportive hand. The adventures he shared with his sisters and brothers reflect the mischievous spirit of youth and their inspired dreams for the future. And his memories of a 1940s childhood are a mix of nostalgia and a reminder that the good old days weren’t always so great.

The history of this family is the history shared with so many African American families across the country: building a foundation of love to support each other through the continuing struggle for freedom.

William A. Scott was born and raised in Ellenwood. He currently resides in Montclair, Virginia, with his wife, Audrey.

8442 Eastwick Avenue: The Soul of Ellenwood Lives in the House Where Life's Long-Lasting Memories Blossomed is a 122-page paperback with retail price of $14.00.The ISBN is 978-1-4349-0656-4. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please visit our virtual pressroom at http://www.dorrancepressroom.com or our online bookstore at http://www.dorrancebookstore.com.

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