Daughter Discovers Father’s WWII Diary

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Mary Lou Darst releases new marketing push for book ‘War Ready.’

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During the Cold War, a young American girl wrestles with the challenges of a military family always on the move. Exposure to historic places, frequent travel, and 14 moves in 10 years encourage her to see the world in a different way than her parents do. Her experiences span from Alaska with earthquakes and Aurora Borealis, to the two-storied Japanese house in Nara where Mama-San expects her for tea Saturday mornings, and a horrifying visit to Hiroshima; and then to Munich, an unexpected visit to Dachau and a Mediterranean cruise.

In the midst of different landscapes, her father exhibits symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. It’s a life author Mary Lou Darst chronicles in her book, “War Ready: In My Father’s Shadow” (published by iUniverse). The story is enhanced with quotes from the diary.

Darst believes readers will connect with the story, as families welcoming soldiers home from the Middle East may find their loved ones experiencing symptoms of PTSD.

“War Ready”
By Mary Lou Darst
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 220 pages | ISBN 9781462031559
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 220 pages | ISBN 9781462031542
E-Book | 220 pages | ISBN 9781462031566
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Mary Lou Darst has a Bachelor of Arts in Literature, a Master of Science in Multicultural Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Applied Design. She currently lives in Houston with her partner, Peter Bowman. They are both photographers and explore different modes of artistic expression together.

iUniverse is an Author Solutions, LLC, supported self-publishing services provider that partners with Berrett-Koehler to offer Open Book Editions and True Directions – in partnership with Tarcher – a division of Penguin Books. Additionally, iUniverse maintains a strategic alliance with leading Canadian Book retailer Indigo Chapters. To recognize excellence in publishing, iUniverse offers select authors the Star Award, Reader’s Choice, and Editor’s Choice designations based on specific criteria. To learn more about iUniverse’s publishing services, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniverse on Twitter and “Like” us on Facebook at facebook.com/iuniverseselfpublishing.

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