O.M. Davis Presents New Memoir of Finding 1960s Success

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New book explores the climate of race and sexual discrimination Davis had to overcome in American north.

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In her new book “Branches of the Vine: The Price of Admission: Re-Imagining the Bible Belt South for a Nu World Order” (published by Balboa Press), author O.M. Davis presents a book written in letter form to her father, describing how she came to be the woman she is today.

Davis pulls no punches with her narrative, revealing her research into her Cherokee Indian ancestry, where she came to understand unwanted touching, rape, abuse of authority and why she was a warrior that did not cry. The ability to transcend one’s environment came from her reading about Greek and Roman gods and goddesses, where she imagined herself as one of them, with the ability to define herself and be whatever she desired as a child of faith reared in the Judaea-Christian tradition.

An excerpt from “Branches of the Vine: The Price of Admission”:

“I had been underemployed in a string of low-paying jobs for just under two years when I realized that I needed to make a decision. Since I had long decided that I preferred living on the East Coast, my choice had to be to either leave the United States or hang tough. The word had spread among my black professional peers that I had filed a complaint against management, which included my black manager. I received interviews, but I was not going to trade sex to get a job. I now knew that how one starts out is how one ends up.
When I read in the May 1980 issue of an international magazine about the United Nations Mid-Decade Conference for Women scheduled for July 14 through 30 in Copenhagen, I immediately made plans to go.”

“Branches of the Vine: The Price of Admission” will appeal to those readers who have a sense of history and its new inspired possibilities. Others, Davis believes, will be interested in the Nu Southern woman who left home in the 1960s for an education when the nation was on the cusp of new laws and how she fared facing gender and race alienation.

Branches of the Vine: The Price of Admission
By O.M. Davis
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 380 pages | ISBN 9781452564869
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 380 pages | ISBN 9781452564845
E-Book | 380 pages | ISBN 9781452564852
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
O.M. Davis was born in Sulligent, Ala., and graduated from the segregated Brighton High School, near Birmingham. She received a B.A. degree from Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Conn., and did postgraduate studies in the MBA for Executives program at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, Conn.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, Inc., authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit balboapress.com. To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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