"Charming…. An uplifting story of tough breaks, hard work, and a generous heart."–People
In The Seventh Child, Freddie Mae Baxter–75 years old, compassionate, hauntingly wise–tells her story and the story of the twentieth century in her own charming, unforgettable voice.
Freddie Mae is as complex as she is irresistible. The seventh of eight children, she grew up in poverty at the height of Jim Crow. She picked cotton, worked in a factory, and raised the white sons and daughters of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. She is a devout believer who disagrees with the Church and a fiscally responsible citizen with a weakness for Atlantic City. Heartwarming, vivid, illuminating, The Seventh Child celebrates the bounty of life’s simple joys and introduces an American Soul to be cherished.
"Baxter…sparkles with energy; she loves life; and she’s not afraid to tell the cold, hard truth."–New York Post
"Baxter’s distinctive, wise voice–is fresh and vital. It teaches as it delights. It seeks to set the world right."–Daily News