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Innocent War (revised edition) Behind and Immigrant's Past Series Book 1 written by Susan Violante tells a story of a father who's life was lived through a time of war as he told it to his daughter during his finals days.
Synopsis: Based on the taped memoirs Susan Violante received from Nino, her father, Innocent War is a boy's adventure showing a child's point of view through the war's hardships, dangers, and tragedies, combined with his own humor, innocence, and awakening as he grows up. Join Susan as she gets to know her father, and finds herself within the family she thought she knew.
What an incredible story Nino, Susan's father had during WWII and the struggles the family sought thereafter. She was able to depict his emotions so great and really made you feel what he was feeling at the time. This story touched me even more because I feel I have a similiar relationship with both my parents who also came from a foreign country and struggled to get to where they are. It wasn't until I was much older that I could fully understand the hardships they endured which is what seems to have happened to Susan as stated in her own words:
"This book came out of my desire to get to know my father better. The story I found about his childhood changed my life. I now I understand so many things about my own childhood, as I realized I was growing up under parents suffering from P.T.S.D. I also went from not relating to my parents to having a great relationship with them. When I published Innocent War in 2009, I rushed it as my father had just had brain surgery, and I wanted him to see it published. I came out with the revised edition to correct some production errors due to the rush and present the reader with a better product. I also enriched the end as new insights came to me through conversations with my father. I am happy to say, that my father has also enjoyed this new edition..."
Susan Violante was born and raised in Venezuela from Italian immigrants. She completed a BA degree in Political and Administrative Cs. before moving to the US.
Although she built a career as a Business Analyst / Accountant since 1987, she also kept herself active as a Freelance writer.
This year Violante finally retired from Accounting and leaped to the publishing Industry; she currently works as the Editorial Assistant for Reader Views and First Chapter Plus, while dedicating the remainder of her time to her own writing.
You can purchase your own copy of Innocent War on AMAZON for $15.56 or on KINDLE for $5.99. For more information on Susan Violante or about her other works, visit her website HERE or follow her on FACEBOOK or TWITTER.
**I received a copy of this book for my review. However, these opinions and views are my own.