The Ugly Daughter by Julia Legian & Dawn Burke

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The Ugly Daughter by Julia Legian & Dawn Burke

The Indie Book of the Day for 18th of June, 2014!

Genre: Memoir, Women

The Ugly Daughter is a thrilling memoir, the gripping true story of a young girl who witnessed horrific murders and who overcame cruel abuse and unimaginable tragedies to find love and happiness. 

Julia Legian’s emotionally, harrowing and fascinating memoir reveals how she endured a series of unbelievable tragedies and heartbreaking abuse from the hands of her parents and great aunty, and how she rose above her horrendous past to have a successful and happy life. It’s beautifully written with simplicity and shocking honesty. The Ugly Daughter is a wonderful reminder that regardless of your social background or environment you came from, you can rise above the tragedy and survive. This book also clearly demonstrates that anything is possible if only you have firm faith in God or your creator. It’s an amazing story of miracles, shocking reality of domestic violence, survival and extraordinary luck. This really is a powerful and touching story that must be read. 

This volume covers Julia’s life from growing up in Vietnam to the journey to Sungei Besi refugee camp when her family escaped the horrors and the aftermath of the Vietnam War. The second volume of the story, not yet released, is in production and has legal implications that have to be carefully managed. It covers their arrival in Australia and the challenges and nightmares that they faced there. 

 

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Book Insight

  • File Size: 976 KB
  • Print Length: 203 pages
  • Publisher: Julia Legian & Dawn Burke (February 2, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I7S5PK2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
  • X-Ray: Enabled 
  • Lending: Not Enabled

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Julia Legian (aka Loan Thi Nguyen) was born in 1972, South Vietnam. Or was it 1971? Nobody really knows so she prefers to err on the young side. In the 80s her parents fled Vietnam as “boat people” and immigrated to Australia. For most of her adult life she has worked in real estate. She quit her job in 2002 and became a successful property investor. In 2004 she set up her own business as a buyer agent to help others follow her footsteps. She is now officially retired to concentrate full time on writing. She is happily married to Simion and has a wonderful, kind and loving son, Jeremy. 

Dawn Burke is a creative writing teacher and editor. She has published books on writing and has written and published works of fiction. She has two beautiful daughters and nine grandchildren. In her view, working with Julia Legian has been an honour and a privilege. Helping Julia to recount the story of her struggle for survival against painful obstacles, has been a rewarding experience.

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Bipolar Bits by Sylvia Meier

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Bipolar Bits by Sylvia Meier

The Indie Book of the Day for 23rd of November, 2013!

Genre: Health, Women

Bipolar disorder can be chaotic, and cause you to live your life in bits and pieces. Anything more can be too much, and the disorder itself lends to falling to bits.

Within the pages of “Bipolar Bits,” author Sylvia Meier gives insight into bipolar disorder in a method that mimics the very disorder she lives with.

In bits and pieces the life of a woman living bipolar is revealed. In both mania, and depression she writes her world, and within “Bipolar Bits” shares it all.

A perfect compliment to “Living Bipolar” which is her first step into sharing her bipolar world.

A book sure to give you insight into a disorder that is still very much misunderstood.

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Book Insight

  • File Size: 184 KB
  • Print Length: 58 pages
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CW667IY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled

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Sylvia Meier (1981) was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is a mother of 5, a writer and is also diagnosed with bipolar type one.

She is currently working on more books about bipolar disorder including “Woman Broken, A Child Lost” which is a memoir, autobiography of her life and growing up with bipolar disorder. At present she has 8 books published on living with bipolar disorder. The series is called “My Bipolar World” and covers all aspects of the disorder, the trials, the tribulations and everything in between.

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