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Title: A Pattern of Silent Tears
Publisher: Creative Arts Book Company
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
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Mariana Ruybalid’s story of friendship follows the lives of Magdalena, a divorced mother of three and Marta, an American missionary stricken with cerebral palsy. Following a personal calling to seek and serve neglected children with physical disabilities, Marta becomes friends with Magdalena, who helps her improve her Spanish. Both women face questions of belonging as Magdalena faces a second divorce, an uneasy attraction to a fellow parishioner, and a shattering aftermath to passion that provides no easy answers.About the Author:
Mariana Ruybalid has been a member of the Berkeley Disabled Community since 1976. A graduate of Oakland’s Skyline High School and Holy Names College, she has degrees in mathematics and philosophy and three master’s degrees. Mariana spent six years working as a Psychologist with women and children with disabilities in Costa Rica and speaks fluent Spanish. Ruybaild has published poetry in Kaleidoscope, International Magazine of Literature, Fine Arts, and Disability, and POETALK. She was born Denver, Colorado.
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