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Author Jane Tessitor Braun Recounts Family's 3-year Stint in Pakistan in the 1950s in New Book

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The countless frustrations of every day living became not only funny, but difficult to bear. Then, humor became the saving grace.

Imagine a vacation to a foreign destination, where everything seemed to be going wrong. What if that vacation lasted for three years?

“Down the Drain with Jane” by Jane Tessitor Braun is an endearing memoir of an American family’s three-year stint in Pakistan in the 1950’s.

“I wanted to document our experiences in Pakistan for my children, other family members and friends,” Braun said.

Jane’s husband, Frank Tessitor, was asked by the U.S. Government to set up and equip a soil-mechanics and hydraulics research laboratory in Karachi, Pakistan for the Pakistani government. What was supposed to be a two-year stay, turned into three.

Thanks to letters saved over the years, Jane has been able to masterfully recount her family’s time in Pakistan. Follow Jane down the drain as she recounts the highs and lows, dealing with language barriers, revolving-door servants and sickness with great heart and hilarity.

According to Braun, “The countless frustrations of every day living became not only funny, but difficult to bear. Then, humor became the saving grace.”

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“Down the Drain with Jane”
By: Jane Tessitor Braun
ISBN: 978-1-4772-6151-4
Available in softcover ($16.95), hardcover ($27.99), and e-book ($3.99)
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and AuthorHouse

About the author
Jane Tessitor Braun is the mother of three children, grandmother of five and great grandmother of eight. During her family’s stay in Pakistan, Jane was active in volunteer work, principally as the founder and director of the International Karachi-American Recreation Program. In 1961, the Braun family headed to Taiwan for a five-year stint in Taipei. Her volunteer work here included founding the Taiwan Western Art Library, earning her a commendation from the Taiwanese government for this effort. At the age of 50, Braun was hired to be staff writer and receptionist for the Monrovia Journal-Duartean, and the following year was hired by Foothill Presbyterian Hospital to be public relations coordinator. She retired 15 years later.

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