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“Lives Touched by Emma: Memoirs from Mang” is a poignant memoir of an inspirational woman. “Lives Touched by Emma” is the creation of published author Joan Sy Dick, a married mother and proud grandma born and raised in Cebu, Philippines, before settling in Fort Worth, Texas, with her third husband. She has worked in cosmetology and nursing and enjoys writing scripts and going on road shows for her church.

Dick shares, “The year spent in Dumaguete was one that Emma would cherish for a long time. It had a bittersweet ending for everyone concerned. Interestingly, as imperfect as Alfonso was, a piece of Emma’s heart would always long for her father. Matea had accepted Encar’s decision to part ways with Alfonso’s loving family in Dumaguete to unite with her family in Baybay, Leyte.
The year in Baybay was not as easy as the year before. Encar did not have a job and would ask Emma to go to her sister’s to ask for food regularly; it was humiliating. Emma insisted to her mother that they should move to the city where there were more opportunities to find work. Moreover, the sixth-grade class Emma attended was not welcoming. Emma’s classmates ganged up against her when she started to get better scores than them. She did not have any friends. So Emma was unhappy at home, and she felt persecuted in school.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Joan Sy Dick’s new book is an engrossing true family story of an otherwise ordinary woman whose exemplary character left an extraordinary impression on the lives that she came into contact with.

With all the color and emotional nuance of a fine novel, Dick’s tribute to her mother will live long in the minds of readers.

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Consumers can purchase “Lives Touched by Emma: Memoirs from Mang” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Lives Touched by Emma: Memoirs from Mang”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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