BEND, Ore. (PRWEB) August 05, 2016
Cheryl Krkoc’s book is about her immigrant family’s coming to the Americas in the early 1900’s. Some settled in a suburb of Chicago and others immigrated to Argentina. She lived in the home of her immigrant grandparents during her early childhood in the 1950’s. This environment created a curiosity about her heritage. There was significant bias against Eastern Europeans during this time.
In her book, she explores the generational evolution of her immigrant family in their new country. Her travels to her family’s homeland-“going home” and learning more about her people brought her insight and understanding. Krkoc hopes for readers to recognize that the influence of culture and ethnicity is complex. In her case, she came to recognize that she felt different than others and had values and belief unlike conventional American mainstream ideology (published by Xlibris).
Another theme in her book is feminism-growing in the 1950’s, a message that girls were and are exposed to, her personal evolution as a female, and political changes she has seen throughout her six and a half decades of living. Her book is also about secrets, friendship, love and sexual obsession, sensual knowing, mystical experience, spirituality, the soul and The World Beyond.
“My story is a very personal and intimate relating of my life,” Krkoc says. “In this book, I disclose my shortcomings, betrayal of others and my most intimate thoughts. I also try to portray my real-life characters in all their complexity, frailty and uniqueness.”
“SENTIMENT” intimately relates the events, impressions, feelings, sensual and mystical awareness in Krkoc’s life. She hopes to provide readers with an interesting look into the psyche of the human heart and mind. She wants to portray, not only the difficulties that humans face, but also the joy, exuberance and adventure of living. She wants to inspire others to make the most out of life, to take chances, to explore as many life’s many aspects, to be brave enough to listen to their own internal voice and to be able to share it with others.
By Cheryl Krkoc
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 532 pages | ISBN 9781503576728
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 532 pages | ISBN 9781503576735
E-Book | 532 pages | ISBN 9781503576742
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Cheryl Krkoc grew up with her immigrant grandparents in Chicago and later moved to the Pacific Northwest with her parents and siblings. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Willamette University in Salem. She married her high school sweetheart and they raised three children. She attended Portland State University for her MSW degree and worked as a social worker for 16 years. She was divorced after more than 30 years of marriage. She has eight grandchildren and has a relationship with another man for the past 10 years. This is her first book.
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