Author Ruth Dykyj Reveals a Woman’s Struggles with the Truth

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A beautiful and inspiring story of a young woman who comes from disadvantaged beginnings and learns about life

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Author Ruth Dykyj has found out that there are a few notable exceptions to the famous adage that goes, “the truth shall set you free.” In her autobiographical tale titled The Cards We Are Dealt!, she tells a riveting story of a young woman whose life journey comes from a disadvantaged beginnings, she struggles with the truth, and later learns about life.

From a young age, Hanna had spent most of her life searching for truth, happiness and contentment. Coming from a broken family, life was hardly sunshine and rainbows; she had a discontented mother and a father who sacrificed everything for her and her two siblings. The cards dealt for her were far from fair. Having a huge passion for art and love of animals, Hanna, at age 21, travelled to East Africa and learned the true value of life.

She was happy that she had found what she was searching for. Hanna had taken on the challenges of her life and discovered that one can never choose the cards dealt; what one does have control over is the way the cards are played.

Two years later, her father would drop a bombshell that she could never have prepared for, leaving her at a loss on what to say, let alone do. Should she run, or should she stay?

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About the Author
Ruth Dykyj was born in Newcastle in 1986. She found a passion for art and animals, and travelled to East Africa in 2008 and fell in love with that place. She spends her time between travelling, writing, drawing and watching stage productions. Since meeting her favourite actress Caroline Craig last year, she was inspired to write about her own beautifully unique life story. One day, she hopes that her autobiography would be turned into a stage production.

The Cards We Are Dealt! * by Ruth Dykyj
Publication Date: October 21, 2011
Trade Paperback; AU$29.99; 128 pages; 978-1-4653-0058-4
Trade Hardback; AU$49.99; 128 pages; 978-1-4653-0059-1
Ebook: AU$9.99; 978-1-4653-0470-4

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