New Memoir ORPHAN SPIRIT by Maria Starr, is Released


Years after her schizophrenic birthmother gave her away for adoption, the buried trauma came to the surface for Maria Star. After she scrambled through decades of chaos, Star turned her life around through the help of a loving, supportive relationship.

Star's memoir "Orphan Spirit" tells the trials and tribulations of growing up as an orphan and living in several foster homes before being adopted. As an adult, Star's struggles progressed as she battled addiction, destructive relationships, eating disorders and cancer.

Star describes how early abandonment affected her and how she ultimately was able to find peace.

"Understanding reality is the foundation for personal growth," Star said. "Once you are able to disclose your failures and secrets, you will find your own voice and eventual peace."

Star reaches readers who are struggling with their present lives and shows them that they are not alone. Her journey provides insight and comfort to anyone who has been debilitated by shame, isolation and secrets.

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"Orphan Spirit"
By Maria Star
ISBN: 9781491744857
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iUniverse online bookstores

About the author
Maria Star, a breast cancer survivor, enjoys singing in a four-piece country band and spending time with her close-knit family. Star currently resides in a small southern Ontario town, with her husband and dog.

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