American Daughter is at once the deeply moving memoir of a troubled mother-daughter relationship and a meditation on trauma, resilience, transcendence, and redemption. Stephanie's story is unique but its messages are universal, offering insight into what it means to survive, to rise above, to heal, and to forgive.
STEPHANIE THORNTON PLYMALE is the CEO of Heritage School of Interior Design and the founder of the Heritage Home Foundation, a nonprofit serving families transitioning from homelessness. She lives with her husband and three children in Portland, Oregon.
TINA ONTIVEROS is a writer and teacher based in Oregon. Raised below the federal poverty line, she is the first person in her family to go to college and completed her college education while raising her children. Tina’s work explores class and the social constructs that marginalize the poor. Her first book, rough house, was an October 2020 Indie Next Great Read and Pacific Northwest Book Award winner.
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