Vesna Grudzinski Sutija Announces Release of ‘Costly Illusions’

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New book treats readers to one woman’s fight to transform her identity

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“It is my hope that readers see that tough days and tough problems of contemporary existence are survivable and one can win the game despite the temporary setbacks,” she says.

In “Costly Illusions” (published by iUniverse), author Vesna Grudzinski Sutija’s new novel, readers join Alexandra as she fights to change her unhappy life.

Alexandra finds herself in an unhappy marriage to Carlos in an unfamiliar land – New York City. As she begins to move out of her comfort zone, hoping to find love and approval, she finds herself in a whirlwind of confusion, rejection and upheaval. She must balance motherhood and her professional responsibilities or risk losing all that she has. With each new chapter, readers witness Alexandra fight her way through the slush that keeps trying to bring her down. Slowly, she begins to change her identity as a woman, mother and professional.

An excerpt from “Costly Illusion”:

“Should I be proud of just surviving a loss? Isn’t there more to life? I realize that it is not regret for a future void, but rage for not been given the opportunity to try, the opportunity to create freely without having to fight stubbornly for a balance. That’s I how felt. It was a constant effort to retain an identity.”

“It is my hope that readers see that tough days and tough problems of contemporary existence are survivable and one can win the game despite the temporary setbacks,” she says.

“Costly Illusions”
By Vesna Grudzinski Sutija
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 248 pages | ISBN 9781475987720
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 248 pages | ISBN 9781475987737
E-Book | 248 pages | ISBN 9781475987713
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Vesna Grudzinski Sutija was born in the former Yugoslavia and briefly lived in Venezuela and Chile. She retired from academia and resides in New York.

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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