Mysterious Builder of Seattle Landmarks: The Search for My Father


Detail of Arctic Club Building, Seattle.
©Copyright Wendy Wiley 2016.

After decades of believing her mother’s tale that Danish immigrant Hans Pederson left them penniless, Paula uncovers the truth about her father’s wealth and prolific contributions to Seattle. She discovers her mysterious father’s boom to bust life in the early 1900s, as she grapples with family secrets and heartbreaking deception in this very personal memoir.

This coming-of-age journey travels from from Seattle to Singapore, Shanghai, Honolulu, New York, New Jersey, and Maine to North Carolina,

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