Author Phil Servary Takes an Adoption Story for his Publishing Debut

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“Don’t Look Back” is a powerful tale of a young boy’s journey from different orphanages to finding the greatest gift he could not find under any Christmas tree

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His father passed away when he was only 3 years old. His mother, with six children to feed, bills to pay and few work skills, tried very hard to keep the family together. Despite her efforts, she knew she would make a heartbreaking decision—to put her children up for adoption. Curtis is one of them and Don’t Look Back by author Phil Servary tells his story.

This book is about Curtis’ journey to find two special people who could give him the gift that could not be found under any Christmas tree. It is a moving tale that follows this shy, little boy after his painful separation from his family through the time he spent in various orphanages waiting for that special gift to come. Curtis, like all children, seeks unconditional love. In the orphanages, he met few friends and feared change. He was amazed at the Christmas season but deep in his heart he knew what gift he would like to receive—a mom and dad. Curtis continues to look ahead to the next chapter in his life and doesn’t look back.

Packed with emotions, hope and inspiration, Don’t Look Back will allow children to discover and appreciate the sacrifices their parents make for them every day. It will inspire them to have faith in God, faith in their family and faith in themselves.

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About the Author
“In an orphanage in 1956, I never experienced any type of security. As a small child in a strange environment, I faced many fears. Slowly my fears faded and in retrospect, they made me resilient, gave me character, and the drive, to succeed. Later, some extraordinary people guided me towards my goals. They are all gone now, but they knew how much I loved them and valued their advice. They set me on a path to become a fifth grade teacher, high school lacrosse coach and a school administrator. Now retired, with my wife of 35 years, we live in a log cabin, on a secluded mountain in Pennsylvania, with our dogs Koko and Cheech and our crazy cat, Izzy. The seasons are beautiful here. We love the outdoors, especially the mountain trails. It is a quiet place, and a peaceful place to reflect.” – The Author

Don't Look Back * by Phil Servary
Publication Date: August 30, 2012
Picture Book; $15.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4771-4696-5
Picture Book Hardcover; $25.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4771-4697-2

To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

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