Billy Don't by Jr. William J. Baker

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"Np>“Billy Don’t” is the story of a harsh and troubled life lived by a child in a 1930’s boarding house in Oakland, California. ,/p>

Billy has been removed, by court order, from the loving protection of his father and grandmother, and placed with his older sister and younger brother in a boarding home run by Mrs. Blair, an over-religious zealot.

Billy struggles to find his grandmother’s teachings of love and understanding in the Blair household, but is constantly thwarted by Mrs. Blair’s preaching’s that the Devil lives in him, and that God will send him to Hell. He turns his trust and friendship to Bax, a neighbor-boy, and together, they play out many happenings.

In the meantime, Billy continues with his efforts to isolate himself from Mrs. Blair, and to gain his independence.


About Jr. William J. Baker

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William J. Baker is the professor emeritus of history at the University of Maine. He is the author of If Christ Came to the Olympics and other books.
Published July 23, 2011 by AuthorHouse. 331 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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