Ruth Burgess presents legacy of problem solving in ‘Spirited Sisters’

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Author traces family history for six generations to show importance of intergenerational transmission of values in new book

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a testament to how mentoring can last beyond a lifetime as the values and the wisdom of past generations are passed on to the next

The river of time only flows one way. So can the perspectives, beliefs and values of one’s forbearers. With the aid of a cultural mediator, intergeneration stories can preserve one’s heritage.

Ruth Burgess’ “Spirited Sisters” (published by Xlibris) offers a model for the study of six generations of family past and present. These address hope as well as loving kindness in the midst of death and adversity. From the Jewish immigrant, the prairie women, the old Southern high brow, the seamstress and the fervent Pentecostal missionary mother, all used strategic problem solving strategies.

Each chapter is dedicated to a granddaughter. “Spirited Sisters” is a testament to how mentoring can last beyond a lifetime as the values and the wisdom of past generations are passed on to the next.

“Spirited Sisters”
By Ruth Burgess
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 340 pages | ISBN 9781499005424
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 340 pages | ISBN 9781499005448
E-Book | 340 pages | ISBN 9781499005387
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ruth Burgess was born to Ted and Estelle Vassar. Poona, India, was their new home 8000 miles from the red dirt of North Texas and the rolling Osage Hills of Oklahoma. World War II and health concerns required this family to remain in the United States until 1947, when they returned to India. Burgess’ mission has been to work on issues of social justice and to preserve family heritage for future generations.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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