Ingrid Silvian Shares Her Childhood Experiences in WWII

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New book “The Piano Tuner's Daughter” magnifies importance of tolerance, friendship, love

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In her poignant memoir, “The Piano Tuner's Daughter” (published by Xlibris), Ingrid Silvian chronicles her life-changing experiences to help children gain a clearer understanding of what it was like to live through the events of WWII; revealing how children – just like them – had to adapt and survive amidst the turmoil of such a chilling chapter of history.

Through vignettes in the lives of two young friends, Sonia and Ingrid, readers witness how everything changed when the Nazis came. Silvian provides a child’s eye view of war, both mundane and profound – shifting from marbles to shrapnel as the treasure of choice; racing to catch the last train carrying evacuees out of the city; facing the crippling visage of war. This touching story reveals how the resilience of two girls’ friendship had endured a myriad of racism and cruelty. It provides a valuable link that reaches across generations that will live on in the hearts and minds of a new generation of children.

Accompanied with vivid illustrations and an inspiring narrative, “The Piano Tuner's Daughter” provides eye-opening insight to both the old and young to a world that has gone by.

“The Piano Tuner's Daughter”
By Ingrid Silvian
Hardcover | 8.5 x 11in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781483661827 |$19.99
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781483661810 |$16.99
E-Book | 24 pages | ISBN 9781483661834 |$3.99
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ingrid Silvian was born in Solingen, Germany. When she was four years old, she and her mother moved to Cologne where she grew up. During the last couple of years of WWII, they stayed in East Germany to escape the bombings. She came to the US in 1953 as a war bride with her one year old daughter. Silvian has lived in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the Azores Islands. She has three daughters and one grandson.

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