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Nothing to Declare: Perkins, Fauna and Read, Rita K.

Nothing to Declare

Perkins, Fauna and Read, Rita K.

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ISBN 10: 0595475108 / ISBN 13: 9780595475100
Published by iUniverse Inc., 2008
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Signed by Author Signed by One of the Author's, Rita Read, on the Title Page. Trade Paperback As New. Attractive, glossy, bright & clean cover, soundly bound, internals as new. A moving story of Mila, a victim of the poverty of post-WW II, Finland. She is sold by her mother and sent alone across the world to a seemingly better life. She is adopted by a family ruled by a malevolent woman who makes Mila's growing up years a living hell. Her beloved brother remained in Finland and suffers from tuberculosis. This is a penetrating psychological portrait of the bond between brother and sister. They resolve not only to endure's life's hardships but to transend them. Heart-breaking and inspiring story. 261 pages. 9 x 6 inches. iUniverse Inc., Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A., 2008. Bookseller Inventory # 020963

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Title: Nothing to Declare

Publisher: iUniverse Inc.

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author

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Nothing to Declare traces the story of Mila, a victim of the poverty of post-WWII Finland. Sold by her mother, sent alone across the world to a seemingly better life, she is adopted into a family ruled by a malevolent woman who makes Mila's growing-up years a living hell.The book alternates between Mila's life in America and her beloved brother's life in Finland where he fights a deadly disease. An uplifting story of the bonds of family and hope. Forces the reader to keep turning the pages, searching for the next event.A life-sized painting. Layer by layer you discover darkness, a ray of light. The colors, the smells, the past and present, come to life. I feel powerfully connected to the little girl. Her pain makes me weep, her spirit is strong. Marianne Friberg, Finnish artist: hemp weaving, metal sculpture.A penetrating psychological portrait of the bond between brother and sister. Frightened, isolated, Mila fights fate's cruelty as her brother struggles for his life. Their resolve, not only to endure life's hardships, but to transcend them, is remarkable and compelling. Fay E. Kagan, M.D., Child Psychiatrist, Los Angeles, CAYoung people lived with the shadow of death during Finland's tuberculosis epidemic. Some found a way to live, and to love, in the midst of despair. Powerful. Teems with life, determination, hope. Raimo A. Andersson, Finland

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From an early age when I first became lost in the world of Nancy Drew, I've had mysterious murder in my heart. Ever since, I have wanted to write a mystery series. Now that NOTHING TO DECLARE is solved, it's time to turn to that dream. Rita K. Read, Washington

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