The Heart Still Sings

by Jean Klier

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/28/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 578
ISBN : 9781504319119
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 7.5x9.25
Page Count : 578
ISBN : 9781504319102

About the Book

Dieter’s life begins in Czechoslovakia in December 1942 during World War 2. It is a time of hardship, uncertainty and danger for the German family who flee their homeland with two year old Dieter when the Russian Army comes in. Dieter’s life is shaped by these circumstances. Sordid memories are etched into his young mind in spite of the loving care of his grandparents, Oma and Opa. Life changes suddenly for Dieter when Oma dies and he must live with his mother from now on. His dreams are shattered as he leaves Germany to start a new life in a country which calls migrants aliens. Remembering the songs from his homeland and the love of his grandparents he dreams how he would like his life to be. Will the trauma and difficulties ever allow him to break free and move forward to make his dreams become reality?

About the Author

Born in New Zealand Jean Klier trained as a teacher before leaving for Papua New Guinea to teach English in a mission school. There she met and married Dieter. After their daughter was born in Mt Hagen they moved as a family back to New Zealand. Jean studied at Otago University as an adult student, completing a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Education and extra-mural studies in Management. In 2000 Jean and Dieter left for Australia. Jean had a chequered career as a tutor of adult migrants from non-English speaking backgrounds, co-management of a retirement village with her husband and teaching Aged Care and Disability subjects at a Registered Training Organisation. Now Jean lives in Albury, New South Wales where she completed the manuscript for The Heart Still Sings. She plans to write a sequel entitled Quest For Truth – the winding, twisting route to find what happened to Dieter’s father.