Author Leo Burke’s new book “Uncle Leo” is a deeply personal memoir of his hardscrabble childhood in rural Pennsylvania with an alcoholic and abusive father

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Recent release “Uncle Leo” from Page Publishing author Leo Burke is a heartbreaking true story recounting the utter destitution of his family due to his father’s virulent alcoholism in the 1930s.

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Leo Burke, an octogenarian who was born and raised in a little coal mining town in Pennsylvania, has published his latest book “Uncle Leo”: a poignant story of perseverance and survival in unimaginable circumstances.

The author shares, “I hope that nobody else ever has to live like I did. It seemed like a bad dream. It was so bad that I was ashamed to tell anybody. I hope that when you read this story, you will wonder how a man could do this to his children. I’m not sure how we lived through it, but we did. However, the hurt is still there, that will never go away.”

Published by Page Publishing, Leo Burke’s engrossing book is a slim memoir of the childhood he endured in a remote Pennsylvania coal-mining town in the early decades of the twentieth century.
Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Uncle Leo” 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.

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