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After the Wounds Healed, Problems Remained -- Author tells story of invisible disability from car accident and how it changed her life
PORTLAND, Ore., July 15, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- A chilly, wet autumn night near Portland, Ore., in 1991 started off as a pleasant, fun-filled evening. For author Sharon Smith-Merritt, it unexpectedly became the night that would change her life. In Invisible Illnesses and Disabilities (now available through 1stBooks), the author recounts the frustrating ordeal of recovery from her initial injuries from a brutal car accident, only to be left with "invisible" problems that have changed her life and altered the lives of her family and friends. She illustrates the triumph of her spirit as she tells her story, the trials she overcame and the lessons she learned.
A Potpourri of Poems -- A basketful of thoughts on life's dramas
STATEN ISLAND, NY, July 15, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Humanity in all its versions is what the author has pondered and put to pen in A Potpourri of Poems (now available through 1stBooks) by A. J. Viscosi. Poems reflect events as seen through the eyes of the author, including war, bondage, terrorism and heroism.
Surviving Hitler -- A woman shares her story of growing up and surviving Hitler's Third Reich
WALNUT CREEK, Calif., July 15, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Poverty, hunger, war and desperation are the struggles that one, born during the turbulent time of Hitler's reign, has to go through and, hopefully, survive. While many lives have been snuffed out unjustly, there are those who have managed to endure the hardships and learn to move on to a successful life after the war. Gisela H. Schneider, a World War II German civilian, recounts her harrowing experience of growing up during and after the Third Reich in her autobiography, Towards the Light at the End of the Tunnel (now available through 1stBooks).