The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio by Terry Ryan is a wonderfully uplifting book. It is a true story about the authors family. She grew up in a family of ten children with an alcoholic father whose financial provision was inconsistent. Her mother, however, used her writing skills to enter the many contests of the era and kept the family afloat.
We drove right past Defiance on our recent travels. I found myself looking up various towns on the map that were mentioned in the book.
This one is a true story, an easy read and very entertaining and positive.