"Young Ladies of Good Family", by Anne Marie du Bois de Chêne, allows you to experience the most unusual world of one of Haiti's rare white gentry. Discover, from the safety of your arm chair, this incredible land of crushing poverty and rich optimism; with its zombies,'possessed' people and machines, overcrowded churches by day, and pounding voodoo drums at night. Based on true events, the 25 chapters are packed with wild experiences and delirious escapades. After reading this book, you will see your own world with more appreciative eyes,yet, also feel a tiny, nagging, urge to step back into the magical land left behind. "Few native Haitians adjust happily to living off island. I am one of these; however, my heart aches for my homeland more than I care to admit." Anne Marie du Bois de Chêne Reader Comments & Reviews: "The stories were interesting and very descriptive. Perfect for our journey to the coast". Marlene Tucker-Foreman, LA; "You're a very good writer - smooth lines and great detail". Emma Fontenot, LA; "Your style of writing is really lively and light so that you can read chapters and chapters and do not have to wonder what the author meant !" Marine Izméry, Haiti; " I was immersed in the stories as if I were a character present and watching the action unfold. Great masterpiece!" Kristopher Lemke, Haiti; "Your book is so interesting that you definitely don't want to put it down to do your chores " Olga Turnier, Dominican Republic.
The author, born and raised in Haiti as a young lady of good family, writes under the pen name of Anne Marie du Bois de Chêne to protect her family. She always dreamed of visiting other lands; and felt as if the forlorn horns of visiting ships were calling her to board. After graduating from Loyola University in New Orleans, she taught French and English in Haiti, then worked in business Administration, before following her dream to travel again. She has also worked on cruise ships, in Hotel Management, Real Estate and Sales. The author now lives back in Louisiana with her German husband, who shares her love of travel. "Young Ladies of Good Family" is written in memory of her American mother, who said "Maybe if you wrote about this crazy family and island, people will finally believe our stories!". The author hopes a person of great influence will tell the world to buy her book, so she can sponsor Educational and Reforestation Programs in Haiti. "Few Haitian can live happily elsewhere for very long. I can, yet I miss Haiti chérie far more than I care to admit", Anne Marie du Bois de Chêne