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Author Betty Ann Hoehn was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee in the 50s and 60s, a time of tremendous turmoil in our country. Betty Ann was lovingly cared for by her black nanny, Corinne, for twelve years. In person and in spirit, Corinne has remained her spiritual guide throughout her life. Betty Ann left the South in 1972 and headed to New England, where she attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. There she received her B.A. in Art History. Her parents moved to Southern California in 1974. Upon graduating in 1976 she moved there as well, where she still resides today. She received her M.A. in 1997. Today she is an independent art history lecturer in the U.S. and Italy. Betty Ann has two children, Brooke and Rhodes, a son-in-law, Aric, and two grandsons, Garrison and Leeland.

“One River, Two Oceans, and Raindrops In Between” is a personal story of her journey through life, love, and recovery. It addresses the impact addiction has on families, the havoc it wreaks from one generation to the next. It addresses the impact of the loss of loved ones, as well as the mistake we so too often make by not saying “I love you” or “thank you” to those we love. People who have lived such experiences will discover there is hope.

One River, Two Oceans & Raindrops In Between

“One River, Two Oceans, and Raindrops In Between” is a memoir of one woman’s journey through the raindrops of life, love, recovery. It is a story of an abiding friendship that crossed racial lines, an unbreakable bond that developed against all odds. Author Betty Ann Hoehn came from a wealthy white family in Memphis. Her black nanny, Corinne, came from the poor, black section of Memphis. Yet they came together in a place that knows no boundaries–the heart. “One River, Two Oceans, and Raindrops in Between” not only addresses segregation among races, but segregation among mankind as a whole. It address the impact addiction has on families, the havoc it wreaks from one generation to the next. It addresses the impact of the loss of loved ones, as well as the mistake we too often make by not saying “I love you” or “thank you” to those we love. Readers will discover there is hope.

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