Willow in a Storm: A Memoir ebook
by Kathleen Murphy-Taylor,James Peter Taylor
James Peter Taylor's memoir, Willow in a Storm, attests to the incredible strength required to weather the stream of injustices launched at him over and over again through decades of incarceration.
James Peter Taylor's memoir, Willow in a Storm, attests to the incredible strength required to weather the stream of injustices launched at him over and over again through decades of incarceration. First arrested in 1950 for impersonating an FBI agent to retain the privilege of keeping his date out late, Taylor began a series of petty crimes that resulted in repeated confinements until his spree spiraled into the unthinkable: murder.
Willow in a Storm book. Kathleen Murphy-Taylor. Now an old man, he reflects on how he made it for so many years when many other lifers die in prison.
Written in a stark, unsentimental style, this compelling memoir shows how one man survived a seemingly impossible existence. As a child, Jimmy Pete was repeatedly abused by his adoptive father and family acquaintances. He married young, had a daughter, drifted into crime and ultimately killed a banker accidentally in a botched robbery. Jailed for four decades, Taylor didn’t join a gang.
I was stunned by Willow in a Storm. Mentally and sexually abused by his adoptive father, Jim Taylor receives a life sentence at age 30 when he accidentally kills Kenneth Lindberg, a Minnesota banker and married father of four, during a robbery. It is the story of one man's long life, and his truly spiritual journey into the abyss of our country's penal system, and miraculously, almost mythically, his survival and return to society.
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Co-authors James Peter Taylor and Kathleen Murphy-Taylor have been married since 1996. Jim managed to survive over 40 years in prison and was released at age 70, partially blind. Today, over a decade later, he faces further health battles, including dementia. Kathy received her MSW from the University of Michigan. She practiced social work for 32 years for private and public agencies.
Scarletta Press introduces an internet interview with Kathleen Murphy-Taylor, the co-author of the raw, unflinching prison memoir Willow in a Storm, and the publisher of Scarletta Press, Ian Graham Leask
Scarletta Press introduces an internet interview with Kathleen Murphy-Taylor, the co-author of the raw, unflinching prison memoir Willow in a Storm, and the publisher of Scarletta Press, Ian Graham Leask. Willow recounts the unusual life of James Peter Taylor, who spent over forty years in prison dditional information about Taylor's incarceration and re-entry into civilian life. Now incapacitated with memory loss, Taylor's wife must speak for him. Hear what readers have to say about the book.
Willow in a Storm by James Peter Taylor and Kathleen Murphy-Taylor (Fall of 2007). Nominated for the Midwest Book Award for Biography/Memoir. YouTube Encyclopedic.
Willow In A Storm/James Peter Taylor-Kathleen Murphy Taylor/Scarletta Press/2007/pgs320. Learned repentance and forgiveness which the idea of the book seems to stem from as it works as an apology for all those he has wronged. son life/Sexual Identity. At age 30, James Taylor is convict to a life sentence for the murder of a Minnesota banker named Kenneth Lindberg, a family man with a hidden past that tragically ended his life. The memoir contains plenty of darkness but there are glimmering rays of light in the end.