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Paths I Have Walked

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Publisher Description

Despite what Jo Ann Fuson Staples might tell you, she is no ordinary woman. She has led a remarkable life, full of adventure, love, hardship, and survival. Raised in the mountains of southeastern Kentucky, she comes from a long line of strong mountain folk, those ready to take on adversity and fight for anyone they love, no matter the odds. At only seven, Jo Ann tragically lost her father, and then, when Jo Ann was twenty-four, her mother to brutal violence. Although the pain from those experiences followed Jo Ann for the rest of her life, the bonds she made with her friends and family members only grew stronger, and from there, Jo Ann dove head-first into life.

From having a relationship with the prime suspect of the infamous D. B. Cooper skyjacker case to taking on a twenty-six-year journey with her husband on diplomatic assignments to Central and South America, Africa, and the Middle East to surviving a grizzly bear attack, Jo Ann shares it all with humour, grace, and, occasionally, sorrow.

Paths I Have Walked is a story of trauma, heartbreak, compassion, true friendship, finding love, and the gift of motherhood. It is a deeply human, compelling, and poignant self-portrait of a resilient woman ready to face life, no matter the odds.

Biographies & Memoirs
June 26
FriesenPress Inc

Customer Reviews

An Admiring Adventurer ,

Paths I Have Walked

Five stars! An engrossing, well written memoir by a young woman from southeastern Kentucky, the daughter of a coal miner, who left the mountains and learned about life’s highs and lows in Ohio and then California. She then began a completely new phase of life in diplomacy which she recounts in the second half of her book. Throughout, we are invited into the memories of a great storyteller, and grizzly bear attack survivor, who has led an extraordinary life that we are fortunate learn about and enjoy.