The Truth of a Family is Finally Revealed after Years of Investigation

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Xlibris presents a new biography that demonstrates how love is the key to overcome any possible adversity in life.

Gloria M. Rodríguez presents No Hay Despedidas (There Are No Godbyes), a biography filled with anecdotes and real situations. This thorough work reports the life of a family marked by the difficulties which they had to face and overcome between the years 1913 and 1940. A touching and interesting story that comes to demonstrate that if there is love, any difficulty or challenge in life can be defeated.

For many years, Gloria M. Rodriguez wrote an extent collection of poems inspired by the memories and the love that her parents shared, and about her family’s history. Those poems developed into small stories about the challenges that the war brought with it and of how finally they moved their home to the United States after the Spanish Civil war.

After being encouraged by many friends and relatives, and finally after the request of a niece, she assembled all these recollections and annotations done for years and ordered them chronologically. The result was her story, a real history revealing what love and family came to mean for two persons who were constantly caught by challenges in life. The annotations and comments arise from conversations that the author had with her parents during the years they spent together and from information received from several members of her family.

With the help of a map, she went all over and around the places and paths walked previously by her parents, investigating and seeing for herself how it must have been the experience of leaving their homeland Spain, crushed by the war in 1938.

An overwhelming story that counts the horrible truth of what happened during this period, wrapped in a strong love that went through thick and thin lasting until the very end.

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No Hay Despedidas * by Gloria M. Rodríguez
Publication Date: 7 February, 2011
Trade Paperback; $; $19.99; 288 pages; ISBN 978-1-4568-3971-0
Trade Hardback; $$29.99; 288 pages; ISBN 978-1-4568-3972-7
eBook; $9.99; 288 ISBN 978-1-4568-3973-4

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