New Book Collects WWII-era Letters To and From Home

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‘Searching for Friday’s Child’ offers a firsthand glimpse into the personal life of veterans and families

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I wrote this book so that others can know of the supreme sacrifices that have been made that they (we) might walk freely and independently in our own country.

Marjorie Irish Randell’s new collection “Searching for Friday's Child” (published by Trafford Publishing) chronicles the life of a heroic young soldier, his early life, duty in the Philippine Islands, on Bataan, Corregidor, and life as a Japanese prisoner of war during World War II, as told by letters, telegrams, the words of his close friends and those of his sister, the author.

“Searching for Friday’s Child” tells the story of the life of one of the thousands of young men who lost their lives in World War II, told from the day of his birth to his death and sharing with the world the feelings of closeness of his family and the profound effect his death had upon all who knew him.

“I wrote this book so that others can know of the supreme sacrifices that have been made that they (we) might walk freely and independently in our own country.”

With the United States currently fighting the War on Terror, Randell sees history repeating itself. She hopes that by offering the example of how people dealt with the pressure of World War II, others who read her story can find better methods of dealing with the pressures of war and loss today.

About the Author
Marjorie Irish Randell was born and raised on a farm in western Michigan in the prewar years of the Depression. Her closely knit family was interested in music and the arts as well as the day to day work of a farm. An English teacher in her freshman year of high school planted the seed in her mind that she could write. Her first year in college was marked with extra English courses and creative writing classes at the YWCA. World War II halted her education and found her enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve. She married Army Air Corps pilot Edward Randell in 1943 and formal education was put off until retirement in the 1980s. Raising four sons, working outside the home and long letters from California to Michigan filled the years.

At present Randell lives in Seal Beach, California and is completing a new contemporary novel.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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