Secrets and Lies in El Salvador: Shelly's Journey (Paperback)
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Secrets and Lies in El Salvador is the story of an American woman in war-torn El Salvador. It exposes death and destruction at every turn, but also validates the power of love, and embodies the gift of hope. In her debut book, rising author Sherrie Miranda scripts a story that is not for the faint of heart. Miranda's narrative tightly interweaves fictional characters within historical environs that zeroes in on the plight of the poor ... A combination of cliffhanging chapter closures and unexpected scenes, Miranda's novel is certain to be a wonderful addition to Central American history collections. San Diego Book Review Magazine This novel reads like a personal account ... that takes the reader straight into the life of the protagonist as she finds herself. There are elements of the confessional here, suggestions of reportage ... I recommend it to all who love good fiction with heart and soul. Stuart Aken, Author of Blood Red Dust and 11 other books A firsthand journey into perilous El Salvador in the early 1980s, when the country is torn by a war between a rich landholder-controlled government and guerrillas fighting for the everyday people ... The narrative is emotive and involving, drawing the reader into what Shelly sees and feels. InD'Tale Magazine.
About the Author
Sherrie Miranda is an author, English/ELD teacher, and peacemaker. She does whatever she can to create more peace and understanding in the world. She hopes this novel will help her become a writing and life coach, as well as a Life Stories workshop facilitator for both seniors and troubled teens. She lives in Southern California with her husband, a musician and teacher. When Sherrie has time, she gardens and collects vintage furniture. She also loves to travel.