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THE BOOK: Indivisible
PUBLISHED IN: 2015
THE AUTHOR: Randi T. Sachs.
THE EDITOR: Koehler Books.
THE PUBLISHER: Koehler Books.
SUMMARY: The story of twin brothers, who at the age of 22 are orphaned and have no other family. Aaron has just graduated college, David has Down Syndrome. They now have to start their adult lives together, without the help from their parents or older sister.
THE BACK STORY: This is a novel that gives humanity to people with developmental disabilities.
WHY THIS TITLE: Because the twins stick together
WHY SOMEONE WOULD WANT TO READ IT: It is a heartwarming portrait of the relationship between twin brothers who have suffered a terrible loss. People who have a family member or friend will find comfort and hope in this book, but any reader will enjoy this story of loss, love, relationships, and family.
“This tender novel explores with depth and sensitivity the unique relationship and the special challenges when your sibling with Down syndrome is your twin!” — Emily Perl Kingsley, author and parent of a son with Down Syndrome. `
“You will not be able to put Indivisible down. It brought me tears–tears of concern and sorrow to tears of joy and happiness. This will be the one you talk about with your friends.” — David Floyd, Former VP of The Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads.
AUTHOR PROFILE: Randi T. Sachs has a BA in Journalism from NYU and an MFA in Creative Writing, Fiction, from Southern New Hampshire University. Her first novel, Different is Nice, is available through Amazon. She is also the author of several published books on management. Randi became interested in the special needs population when she worked at Nassau AHRC in Brookville, NY. She grew up on Long Island, and lived there with her husband Danny and their sons. She and Danny now live in Virginia Beach with their dog Zac. She currently tutor and teaches writing at Virginia Wesleyan College.
AUTHOR COMMENTS: I have worked and volunteered with people with developmental disabilities for years. I believe more people need to see beyond their differences and understand that they are people with emotions, abilities, and the capacity for love.
SAMPLE CHAPTER: sachswritethisway.com
WHERE TO BUY IT: Amazon.
CONTACT THE AUTHOR: Rbtsachs@gmail.com