Scarred by Scandal, Redeemed by Love by Gloria Delatorre-Wycoff
Scarred by Scandal, Redeemed by Love: The Triumph of an Unmarried Mother
by Gloria Delatorre-Wycoff
This is an extraordinary account of an immigrant woman. In her memoir, DeLaTorre-Wycoff imparts more than a tribute to her mother, Maria. It reveals the complexity of a woman who struggles against critical odds as a single unmarried mother, worker and survivor. This story is also a disclosure of the harsh and complex realities immigrant women negotiate in their attempt to live in disparate and often conflicting worlds. Disruption, destitution, sexism, racism and rejection characterize Maria's life, but so do adaptation, cohesion, uncompromising love and celebration. The lessons lived and learned about survival and adaptation profoundly affect and influence her three children who become college graduates and community leaders.