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A Very Capable Life

The Autobiography of Zarah Petri

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A Very Capable Life by John Leigh Walters
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Zarah Petri was just a little girl when her family left Hungary to finda new life in Canada in the 1920s. She showed spunk and a greatimagination that would serve her well as a new immigrant and youngmarried woman. Zarah and her family lived through the Depression, andshe learned to make ends meet in any way she could, even bending thelaw if necessary. Her son John writes this touching memoir, told in thefirst person, in Zarah's own unique voice. Her remembrances aresometimes funny, sometimes sad but always entertaining.

Author Biography

John Leigh Walters has spent much of his life writing,producing, and hosting television programs in both Canada and theUnited States.
Release date Australia
December 1st, 2009
Country of Publication
b&w photos and illustrations
AU Press
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