Memoir Celebrates the Greatness of a 20th Century American Woman

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Jan Furney Acompora’s book contains the handwritten memoirs of the first 50 places her mother Lorene Hart Furney lived during her more-than-fifty years of marriage and offers a glimpse of the American life during the first half of the 20th century.

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Lorene Hart Furney was a true Southern Lady who was raised on a farm in Southeast Georgia. She was born in 1914 and died in December of 2009, at the age of 95. Throughout her life’s journey, she saved every memory, experience and travel in a book which will be found by her daughter—the author, Jan Furney Acompora. She will give life to her mother’s memories as a way of celebrating her greatness and inspiring everyone in LORENE: A Deep South Turn of the Century Woman.

This book is Lorene Hart Furney’s legacy to her descendants. For Acompora, this is a very special tribute for her mother, who left for all to enjoy her handwritten memoirs of the first 50 places she lived during her more-than-fifty years of marriage. LORENE will take readers on a trip down memory lane as Acompora compiles her mother’s stories—meaningful tales that reveal the rich culture of rural America during the Depression years, World War II and the progress afterward. As America moved forward, so did Lorene, to become an independent thinker and a liberated woman long before women’s lib was popular. She was truly a woman of her time, leaving a legacy that will long be remembered.

This memoir will give insight to the level of poverty the people in America were born into during the first half of the 20th century. Lorene’s history was an inheritance of women at work and juggling the demands of a very large family at home. The oldest of 12 children, her day-to-day struggle highlights her grit and determination. The book allows readers a glimpse into Lorene’s life and love, marriage and motherhood, experiences and decisions, and how she went through the life-changing events and circumstances presented by time.

Full of excitement and history of the 20th century American woman, this book is a beautiful literature that proves the essence of life—a revelation of its realities and a gift to many generations from a woman who lived her life to the fullest.

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About the Author
Jan Furney Acompora was the fourth child of Lorene’s eight children. She was born at home near Quitman, Ga. She attended Moultrie schools and was in the class of 1958. She now resides in Orlando, Fla. She compiled her mother’s writings of her memories in part one and finished the book in part two of Lorene.

LORENE * by Lorene Hart Furney and Jan Furney Acompora
A Deep South Turn of the Century Woman
Publication Date: July 24, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 357 pages; 978-1-4771-4501-2
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 357 pages; 978-1-4771-4502-9
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4771-4503-6

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