A Woman’s Search for Family in a Cruel, Merciless World Told in ‘Dark of the Moon’

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Maria Trautman’s Xlibris release is a riveting drama written with uncommon poise.

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With a strong will to survive, one woman uses the strength of her mind and spirit to find her roots. This makes for the story of author Maria Trautman’s riveting and powerful drama, Dark of the Moon.

Set in a remote village forgotten by the civilized world, the story begins as an old woman sat on a small stool by the hearth. She worked the hot coals around the three legged-iron pot, while on the dirt floor beside her, a small infant slept on a pile of hay. They didn’t have much, but the old woman cared for the little girl, as if she was the child of her womb.

As the child grew up, she would often come home crying when the other children called her a bastard, and the old woman would lovingly dry her tears. The girl knew her mother had abandoned her and gone to the city, but she had no idea where her father was. After the death of the old woman when the girl was eight years old, her mother took her in, but the cruelty and abuse she put her daughter through made the girl vow that one day she would find her father. Would she be reunited with the one person who could take her away from the cruel, merciless world?

Beautifully written with rich characters, Dark of the Moon will stir reader’s emotions, leaving them thoroughly satisfied. For more information on this book, log on to Xlibris.com.

About the Author
At present, Maria Trautman lives in Southern Ontario with her husband, Dan. She enjoys writing, painting, and is a member of and volunteer instructor with the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada.

Dark of the Moon* by Maria Trautman
Publication Date: January 5, 2010
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 207 pages; 978-1-4415-6786-4
Trade Hardback; $22.99; 207 pages; 978-1-4415-6787-1

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For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit http://www.Xlibris.com. To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

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