Author Genene Stradling’s new book “A Chance for Solinea” is a poignant coming of age story depicting the tumultuous life of a sixteen-year-old girl living in poverty.

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Recent release “A Chance for Solinea” from Page Publishing author Genene Stradling is a heartwarming story introducing a poor and friendless teenage girl living with her stepfather after her mother ran off with another man and abandoned her. Her life is once again turned upside down when her mother reappears after three years just when Solinea is making progress in the fraught social world of high school, boys, and her own family situation.

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Genene Stradling is a lifelong resident of Arizona and retired educator currently residing in Kingman with her husband, with whom she has six children and seven grandchildren. She has published her latest book “A Chance for Solinea”: a compelling story for readers of all ages.

What else can go wrong for Solinea? In the three years since her mother had walked out leaving her with her stepfather, Tom, all she wanted was to be a "normal" teen-age girl with a normal life - friends, a real home and regular food.

Just when it seems that things are starting to work out, her mother shows up out of nowhere. Why? Can Solinea forgive her? Does she still love her? The hurt and anguish and confusion tear her apart, what can she do?

To top it all off, Solinea is in a school dance contest that night and… her skirt falls off! Yep! Right there in front of everyone. Does she have any chance for her normal life? Is she strong enough?    

Could be!

The author writes, "At some time in most of our lives we may feel like Solinea; alone and so overwhelmed with our problems that we just want to run away. But we finally realize the only way to deal with them is to just face them like she did."

Published by Page Publishing, Genene Stradling’s engrossing book is an excellent choice for middle- through high-school readers.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “A Chance for Solinea” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional, full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create - not mired in logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and so on. Page’s accomplished writers and publishing professionals allow authors to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues to focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at

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