When Linda's mother died on March 25, 1969, an apparent suicide, nothing of Linda's staid world remained the same. Her father, the scion of a wealthy San Francisco family, already enamored with Denise Minnelli, fell into her control. Denise managed to estrange him from his family and end up the sole heir of his estate. Linda recounts here her pilgrimage of gradually learning to stand up for herself and make peace with her history.
Linda gives an overview of the book:
Linda Bucklin is a writer, champion tennis player, wife and mother of three grown sons. She is also the daughter of the late Prentis Cobb Hale (1910-1996), a powerful retail executive who lived in San Francisco. She coauthored COME RAIN OR COME SHINE (1999), a nonfiction...