Effects of Traumatic Events on a Family Explored in New Book

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Author T. Jacira Paolino uses challenges to teach lifelong lessons

The physical wounds are the easy ones, often simple to diagnose and treat. It’s the injuries that plague the mind that are more difficult to mend, because their effects reverberate throughout a household, touching more than just one individual. T. Jacira Paolino has penned an inspirational fable highlighting the effects a traumatic event has on an individual and their family in “The Grizzly Bear’s Eyelash.”

In “The Grizzly Bear’s Eyelash,” Miyaku, a young, married woman, seeks assistance from a witch hoping she will help transform her husband into the man he was before he went to war. To grant her wish, the witch sends the woman on a quest to retrieve a freshly plucked eyelash from a grizzly bear. This heartwarming journey leads Miyaku to learn powerful life lessons about patience and compassion, as well as find the inner strength she didn’t know she had.

“There are deep psychological and emotional scars that form after a disturbing or traumatic experience, such as depression or anxiety” Paolino said. “With The Grizzly Bear’s Eyelash, I want to show the need for patience when dealing with these unseen injuries. At the same time, we all need to show empathy for those struggling with special or different circumstances that we can’t understand. Each of these challenges presents an opportunity to grow as a human being.”

“The Grizzly Bear’s Eyelash,” was the 2006 winner of the Silver Award for Prose (Farfalla d'Argento) at the XXIV National 50 & Più Competition in Italy.

Anyone dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD), or who knows someone dealing with PTSD is encouraged to purchase “The Grizzly Bear’s Eyelash.” Ten percent of the profits from the sale of this book will be donated to help veterans’ organizations.

For more information on the author and book, please visit http://www.TheGrizzlyBearsEyelash.com.

“The Grizzly Bear’s Eyelash”
By T. Jacira Paolino
ISBN: 9781483439938 (softcover) 9781483439945 (hardcover) 9781483439921 (e-book)
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, ibooks and LULU

About the author
T. Jacira Paolino is a polyglot with a bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages and a master’s degree in Information Technology. She has lived in the United States, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, Italy, and the United Kingdom and has worked as a Simultaneous Interpreter and a Technical Translator, as well as a Multilingual Web Developer. The mother of two currently resides in south Florida.
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