Kurdish Girl’s Will to Live Overpowers Death, Rape and Poverty

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In her newly published autobiography, author Serife Yesilkaya shares her triumph over harrowing experiences to offer hope and inspiration to people around the world

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Author Serife Yesilkaya was born into a large family of rich and well-known farmers. However, she never grew up with a silver spoon in her mouth. Yet, as if fate has decided to severely frown upon her, life suddenly takes a more terrible downturn. Death, rape and poverty struck. Now, several years later, Yesilkaya revisits her excruciating memories, turns that frown into a smile and publishes her triumphant real life story in her autobiography, titled The Truth Behind The Smile.

“The idea of having memories is to make you stronger and wake you up and rise even higher,” shares Yesilkaya. “It doesn’t matter if no one believes you; what matters is that you believe and do everything in your power to succeed and know that you are not alone in this battle.”

Yesilkaya’s debut book reveals the struggles she faced and the people around her. It details stories that seem greater than they truly are; filled with heartbreaking, thrilling, and sometimes impossible incidents. However, it contains truths as seen through the eyes of a little Kurdish girl whose innocence has been shattered. It bravely unveils hidden secrets of her many years of struggle, through a roller coaster of emotions and spirituality.

Honest, evocative and inspiring, The Truth Behind The Smile is a testament of one person’s courageous will to live despite all odds that can touch and change countless lives. It is a comforting companion that will carry readers through moments of weakness and doubts, suffering and pain.

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The Truth Behind The Smile * by Serife Yesilkaya
Publication Date: October 23, 2012
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 92 pages; 978-1-4797-0937-3
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 92 pages; 978-1-4797-0938-0
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-0939-7

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