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by John Lane,Kareena Maxwell

This new novel Stanley, written in fine poetic prose, was inspired by the dedicated work of Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro in the last year of her life, and who died before her son Barack Obama became President of the United States of America. In real life, Stanley’s father had wished for a boy. When she was born, he surprisingly named her Stanley. In her life, the admirable and legendary Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro became an American Economic Anthropologist who worked diligently and with great compassion in helping the peasants of Kajar, Indonesia. Maxwell has written this novel by creating a family of villagers and friends around a woman named Stanley. We are privy to Stanley’s inner most thoughts as she explores the depth of love and friendship while in search of her own identity as she is working to obtain microfinance loans to help the Indonesian cottage industries.In this novel, Maxwell has woven a story around a loving Indonesian family, with Rachman, the village blacksmith, his wife Ndari and their children Bintang and Melati. A charming, handsome and wealthy Englishman, Kermit, as a photographer, is an important part of Stanley’s documentation and soon becomes a close friend.One chapter called The Life of a Metal tells us how with wondrous skills and craftsmanship and family pride, these dedicated peasants turn scrap metal into useful tools for agriculture in Jakarta. Stanley follows the traditions, dreams and conflicts of the family members, each with their own goals while she arranges with the foundation for recognition and financing.

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ISBN: 1890719110
ISBN13: 978-1890719111
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Author: John Lane,Kareena Maxwell
Language: English
Publisher: Jo-An Pictures LTD (June 4, 2011)
Pages: 232 pages
ePUB size: 1726 kb
FB2 size: 1748 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 882
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This book was an extaordinary peek into the life of Stanley Ann Dunham.
Being the mother of Barack Obama is an interesting note but Ms.Dunham's
life stands on its own merit as one which embodied love, emotions,
thoughtfulness, consideration, altruism and an appreciation for the
world in which she lived and worked. Ms. Maxwell utilizes vibrant
imagery and a poetic lilt to paint a fascinating portrait of the late
Stanley Ann. This novel was most definitely worth reading!
I loved this book. The life of Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro was as meaningful and interesting as her famous son. The book is well written and hard to put down. It is definitely worth a read.