Janel Dunkel’s Newly Released “Stuck in the Middle: Surviving Siblings” is a Vivid Memoir About Growing up as the Middle Child in a Family of Seven Children

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“Stuck in the Middle: Surviving Siblings” from Christian Faith Publishing author Janel Dunkel is a compelling memoir of sibling rivalry and interpersonal friction in the life of the author growing up as the maladjusted middle child in a close family of seven children struggling to be noticed or to win in something for a change.

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“Stuck in the Middle: Surviving Siblings”: an absorbing autobiography of life in a big family. “Stuck in the Middle: Surviving Siblings” is the creation of published author Janel Dunkel, now a grandmother who was born in Dayton, Ohio, in the middle of five sisters and one brother.

Dunkel writes, “And in fairness, she said she wanted to run away from home. She had packed up this little miniature brick red suitcase with what she thought were her prized possessions, and she stood in front of the glass storm door for the longest time. I watched impatiently from around the corner. What is she waiting for? I wondered.

Did she think some magical bus was going to pull up and take her off to some land where she was an only child? A place where such things as hand-me-downs and bunk beds didn’t exist?

It’s been so long now, I can’t remember if there was any prediscussion or if I just walked up and pushed her, suitcase and all, out the door. Problem is, the door didn’t open.

It shattered, and she fell out. You know how you sometimes see a look on someone’s face that just makes you Cringe. With. Fear? It was that look. I half expected her head to start spinning around, and for that briefest of moments, I was frozen in fear. I suppose that fact that she said she was going to run away and my delight in the prospect of having a room all to my own clouded my judgment, and well, the rest as they say, is history.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Janel Dunkel’s new book is a wholly engaging story of laughter and tears, arguments and competition that characterize most big families who can’t live with or without each other.

With heart, humor, and insight, Dunkel paints a lively portrait of a group of people who just happen to be related by blood, and tied by a sometimes-fraying bond of familial love, struggling to get along.

View a synopsis of “Stuck in the Middle: Surviving Siblings” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Stuck in the Middle: Surviving Siblings” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Stuck in the Middle: Surviving Siblings”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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