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The Resource The house of black and white : my life with and search for Louise Johnson Morris, by David Sherer

The house of black and white : my life with and search for Louise Johnson Morris, by David Sherer

Label
The house of black and white : my life with and search for Louise Johnson Morris
Title
The house of black and white
Title remainder
my life with and search for Louise Johnson Morris
Statement of responsibility
by David Sherer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The memoir of a white boy who was so strongly influenced by a black woman--the family maid--that he begins searching for her three decades after she went missing. This compelling book begins in 1959 in suburban Washington, D.C., and ends in 2012. Author David Sherer was barely two years old when Louise Johnson Morris became the family maid in 1959. She grew close to the children, particularly David, and taught him many life lessons. During medical school in Boston, he discovered in 1981 that Louise had left the family. After unsuccessfully trying to learn why, he continued his life and career until late 2011, when during a mid-life crisis of sorts, he went looking for her. He eventually discovered that she was living back in her hometown of Macon, Georgia, and after a separation of thirty-one years, traveled to Macon to reunite with his childhood friend. She died a mere three months later, at the age of ninety. David was an honored guest at her funeral. This is the story of their lives together and his quest to find her. It is both a memoir and an homage, set in a highly charged time of our country's history."--Page 4 of cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Sherer, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Morris, Louise Johnson
  • Sherer, David
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Men, White
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Women household employees
  • Friendship
Label
The house of black and white : my life with and search for Louise Johnson Morris, by David Sherer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn871061828
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 156 pages
Isbn
9781628575217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)871061828
Label
The house of black and white : my life with and search for Louise Johnson Morris, by David Sherer
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn871061828
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 156 pages
Isbn
9781628575217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)871061828

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