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Author Debra Meder to speak in Sinclairville

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Free Library will host a book signing and presentation by Debra Runge Meder, author of “The Front Porch Promise,” on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m.

Meder’s book is a memoir of hope, healing and restoration in the darkest of circumstances. The author encourages others to write their own life stories, and her presentation will provide inspiration to do so.

“The Front Porch Promise” is a breathtaking story about one incredible woman’s life and her ability to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Following the tragic loss of her parents, the author, who was then just 9 years old, and her three siblings were torn apart. With her older sisters departing on different paths, the author and her five-year-old brother were taken from the only life they had ever known–a rural dairy farm in Cassadaga, New York–and moved to the busy metropolis of Buffalo seventy-five miles away. Being forced to reside with their maternal aunt in a tiny five-room flat in the heart of the city, every aspect of their lives had changed.

Stripped of confidence, trust, and childhood innocence, the author was forced to embark on an against-all-odds journey of growth and survival. Despite all of the challenges, extraordinary circumstances led her to believe in miracles.

The event is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the library, which is located at 15 Main Street in Sinclairville.

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