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Melissa M. Hart's Books

Gringa; A Contradictory Girlhood
Torn between the high socioeconomic status of her father and the bohemian lifestyle of her mother, Melissa Hart tells a compelling story of contradiction in this coming-of-age memoir. Set in 1970s Southern California, Gringa is the story of a young girl conflicted by two extremes. On the one hand there’s life with her mother, who leaves her father to begin a lesbian relationship,...
When Melissa's mother, Maggie, comes out, she packs up her three kids and leaves the safety of the only life she's ever known. But a short time later, Melissa's father has Maggie declared unfit and Maggie loses custody of Melissa, Katie and Tim. Caught between her mother's home filled with love and the verbal and physical abuse she experiences from her father, Melissa struggles to...