Crushing Soft Rubies: A Memoir
Janet Stickmon's Crushing Soft Rubies is a place where spirit, culture, and survival meet. It is the story of a Filipino-African-American who is caught between the death of her parents and the desperate need to define herself - not as an orphan, but as a strong woman who is willing to do whatever is necessary to ensure that her past does not become a barrier to her future. Janet, now a teacher and a married woman, leads us through the intense details of her story. From her childhood home being burned to the ground, to the joys and conflicts with her Filipino family, to seeking a connection to her African-American heritage, and then to the beautiful moment of her marriage, Janet navigates the rough waters of love, spirit, identity, and survival, maintaining a life filled with faith and wonder.
- Paperback: 237 pages
- Publisher: Broken Shakle Publishing (2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0975990802
- ISBN-13: 978-0975990803
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches