A Jamaican New Yorker Rediscovers His Heart and His Home

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Author David G. Heron shares his inspiring journey between two homes that are worlds apart in “YARDIE: Struggles of a Young Jamaican growing up in New York - A MEMOIR

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Author David G. Heron offers an uplifting and rewarding literary journey and adventure as presents his engaging memoir, YARDIE: Struggles of a Young Jamaican growing up in New York - A MEMOIR. This book shares his inspiring rediscovery as he travels between two homes that are worlds apart—tranquil Jamaica, the island of his birth, and bustling New York, the land of dreams.

This book opens the author’s life to the readers. From his birth island paradise of Jamaica, he and his mother left to join his father who was living in the Bronx in 1969. Nothing he ever imagined could have prepared him as a kid growing up in the Caribbean for big city life in New York. All he was accustomed to in paradise—the tranquility, small streets and cars, the land, palm trees, the beach and his friends—had to be sacrificed to find a better life in America. But although he had gone back to visit the island a few times, that trip in July, 2001 ultimately changed his life. Jamaica was obviously not the same as he left it but during this trip he was able to connect with his roots and rediscover himself with the aid of a few incidents which remained unexplainable to him until now. This book tells his story.

Readers can uncover the passion, explore how it all began, witness the series of incidents, and be inspired by a unique story of life and journey of the author in YARDIE: Struggles of a Young Jamaican growing up in New York - A MEMOIR.

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About the Author
David G. Heron was born on the island of Jamaica and moved to New York in 1969. He attended Taft High School in the Bronx and got his undergraduate degree from Mercy College. He did some graduate studies at Columbia University School of Social Work, and worked as a parole officer for the New York State Division of Parole. Instead of returning to complete his masters, he attended the Dorothea Hopfer School of Nursing in Mt. Vernon. He is currently employed at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York as a registered nurse. He attends the First White Plains Seventh-day Adventist Church and is a member of the health ministries and also the internet ministries where he hosts an internet program called Perspective on FWPTV. He currently resides in the town of Greenburgh in Westchester.

YARDIE * by David G. Heron
Struggles of a Young Jamaican growing up in New York - A MEMOIR
Publication Date: November 3, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 126 pages; 978-1-4628-8324-0
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 126 pages; 978-1-4628-8325-7
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4628-8326-4

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