R.L. Stark’s Collection of Vignettes Give Personal Perspective, Universal Themes

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Author’s experiences with death, parental concern let readers know: ‘We Are in This Together’

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When R.L. Stark lost his father, he felt a compelling need to share the experience, believing others would relate to it. Out of this was born the new book, “We Are in This Together: Reflections on the Dramas of Life” (published by iUniverse) a collection of eight vignettes that succinctly articulate Stark’s life journey and stand as a loving and enduring tribute to the dearest people and most significant events of his life.

“We are born, and we die,” Stark says. “In between, during our brief existence, there are dramas in life, experiences to which we can each relate. This book contains eight of them.”

“We Are in This Together” is organized into three groups: family and friendship, citizenship and country, and experience and perspective. Though the stories are written from Stark’s unique perspective, each has a universal theme, such as: his father’s passing; his son’s first deployment to Iraq; the loss of a lifelong friend; the subsequent loss of his mother; a visit with siblings; the anniversary of 9/11; a 40th high school reunion; and an observation regarding the United States Constitution.

“I would like readers to enjoy the stories because they can relate to them,” Stark says, “and thus extract meaning from them to apply to their own lives.”

We Are in This Together
By R.L. Stark
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 106 pages | ISBN 9781491750520
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 106 pages | ISBN 9781491750513
E-Book | 106 pages | ISBN 9781491750537
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
R.L. Stark is a Wisconsin native and graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He is a 10-year Navy veteran and former legislative intern in the office of then Wisconsin Representative, and later Senator, Dale Schultz. He and his wife, Marcy, have three children and live in northern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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