Beyond His Control - Memoir of a Disobedient Daughter by Linda Hale Bucklin

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On March 25, 1969 Linda Hale Bucklin learned her vivacious mother was dead, her right temple blown out by a bullet from her father's pistol. Was it suicide or homicide?

Standing up to her father, heir to the Broadway/Hale Department Store fortune, Linda is disinherited, then ostracized from the family she loves. When her father marries his mistress, Denise Minnelli, stepmother to Liza Minnelli, the family unravels.

Once a child of privilege, Linda recounts, in vivid detail, her extraordinary life—summers on the family's 10,000 acre ranch in Northern California, hunting trips to Africa and Alaska, high society vignettes of a fourth-generation San Francisco family, and her father's final decision: to leave the entire family fortune to Minnelli.

But amid the ashes, Linda finds a new strength: the strength to forgive the one who started it all.

"...a jolting memoir." ~The New York Post

"...a book you won't be able to put down." ~David Patrick Columbia, New York Social Diary

Linda feels blessed to be surrounded by her three grown sons, two daughters-in-law and two grandchildren. A fourth-generation San Franciscan, she now lives with her husband in Mill Valley, CA.

About Linda Hale Bucklin

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A graduate of Vassar College, Linda Hale Bucklin lives in San Francisco with her husband. She is a nationally ranked tennis player who in 2006 became #1 in 60 mixed doubles. She is the mother of three grown sons and also coauthored "Come Rain or Come Shine," a nonfition collection of women's stories of friendship. She has served as a trustee of Grace Cathedral and as an associate regent of the Kenmore Museum, part of the George Washington Fredericksburg Foundation. Summers Linda spends time fly fishing and camping on the North Fork of the Blackfoot River in Montana.
Published March 14, 2013 by ePublishing Works!. 196 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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