Rita Malie’s New Novel Tells Inspiring, Triumphant Story

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A young woman steps out of the shadow of her father’s alcoholism in a story spanning decades

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The legacy of growing up in an alcoholic home inspired Rita Malie to write her new novel, “Supreme Sacrifice: A Woman’s Journey from the Bondage of Guilt to the Freedom of Forgiveness” (published by Balboa Press). With this poignant and insightful book, she seeks to help others learn to confront, overcome the fears, pain and ghosts of the past which can so easily take hold of a person’s life. It is her hope that the story of April Straka’s journey provides new markers, insights and understanding to readers who may have lost their way – that her triumphs will help them find their way to peace and empowerment.

April’s story begins in a steel mill town in the Midwest during the height of unionism in the 1960s. Although she is the pride and joy of her father, Josef Straka, his addiction to alcohol threatens to destroy the family and Josef’s once successful career as a businessman.

When Joseph dies in a mysterious car crash, April’s journey begins to be defined by her spiritual transformations. Plagued by haunting, recurring nightmares, a dark cloud shrouds her life in much the same way the post-industrial gloom casts a shadowy pall over the once thriving steel city. April marries young, and while struggling through her personal issues, defies the expectations of women in the 1960s by obtaining a university degree and working towards a professional career.

April and her husband move south to Orlando, where she finds spiritual healing and self discovery while establishing a successful career. Readers will be inspired by her perseverance through life’s obstacles and her eventual triumphs establishing her career and breaking the cycle of alcoholism that is so easily passed on through generations. “Supreme Sacrifice” is an inspiring story for anyone who has dealt with alcoholism in their lives.

About the Author
Rita Malie is an award-winning author of “Goodbye America,” a historic memoir of her mother. She was a guest of the American Embassy in Slovakia where she traveled the country and presented her book, which is currently used in their school system. Her new novel, Supreme Sacrifice, is inspired by true events. She and her family live in Florida. Visit the author online at http://www.ritamalie.com.

Balboa Press, a division Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, Inc., authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages the self-publishing model. For more information, visit balboapress.com. To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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