Gratitude, Forgiveness and Resilience Highlight New Memoir, 'The Extended Hand'
Multi-published author Marti Eicholz releases her introspective and contemplative memoir, 'The Extended Hand.'
Eicholz vividly depicts a sometimes chaotic and confusing childhood spent moving around Indiana as her father preached and ministered in the post-depression 1940s and beyond. Inquisitive and intellectually curious, Eicholz emerged from the oppression of her strict religious upbringing, tirelessly and successfully pursuing her education and her calling to be a teacher.
After rising from the ashes of an unfulfilling marriage, Eicholz finds true love and connection with her new husband Robert. Together, they begin a life of affluence: world travel, luxurious homes and posh parties. The eventual and unexpected loss of all of their assets—the result of Eicholz's business missteps—becomes a turning point in their lives. With love, commitment and forgiveness, their marriage survives.
As Eicholz's life unfolds over seven decades, so does World War II, the civil rights movement, unrest in the Middle East and the rise and fall of politicians and world leaders. Eicholz masterfully weaves these details into her story, and metaphorically extends her own hand in an effort to convey that living a meaningful life, even during the most difficult times, is possible.
"Your lifetime journey," says Eicholz, "even with your strengths, limitations, goodness, adversities, triumphs and all the unknowns that come along your path, can thrive and be alive when you finally learn to accept the gifts that are yours when someone extends their hand in love, and you accept it, in humility and gratitude."
'The Extended Hand'is published in ebook and paperback formats by eBookIt.com and is also available at popular online retailers including Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com and Apple's iBookstore.
Review copies of 'The Extended Hand'are available to media contacts upon request. Marti Eicholz is available for interviews.
About the Author
Marti Eicholz was born and reared in Indiana. She has graduate degrees in Education and Education Counseling.
Now as a retired educator, she spends her time, reading, listening to music, playing bridge online, researching human behavior, and writing stories. She stated, "My writing is for me and for others like me who want to find a newer, better, gentler version of who we can be."
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