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“For the Love of Rachel: A Father’s Story” by Dr. David Loewenstein PhD Wins Best Nonfiction Book of the Year Award in the Reader Views 2007 Annual Literary Awards

(Austin, Texas) “For the Love of Rachel: A Father’s Story” (ISBN 0979194342: Enalan Communications, September, 2007) was selected as the best Spiritual/ Inspirational Book as well as PR by the Book Award for the Best Nonfiction Book of the Year 2007 by Reader Views Annual Literary Awards.

Reader Views Annual Literary Awards were established to honor writers who self-published or had their books published by a small press, university press, or independent book publisher.

“Reader Views reviews more than 2,000 books per year from budding authors who have worked hard to achieve their dream of being published,” Reader Views Managing Editor Irene Watson says. “Our Annual Literary Awards recognize the very best of these up-and-coming authors, all talented writers who we know have very promising writing careers ahead of them.”

The Reader Views Annual Literary Awards are granted in 20 fiction and 30 nonfiction categories, as well as 15 specialized, sponsored categories. The entries are judged by Reader Views reviewers, all avid readers with a wide range of experiences, considered experts in the respective fields.

About “For the Love of Rachel: A Father’s Story”

David Loewenstein, PhD, successful in the field of Neuropsychology and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine who with his wife Susan dreamed of having the perfect child. Dr. Loewenstein writes a powerful and gripping story of his daughter born 4 months early at only 18 ounces. Little Rachel was not expected to survive during her 9 months in the NICU but against all odds she persevered and amazingly overcame many multiple physical and developmental challenges in childhood. This is an amazing story of how this tiny miracle and her sister Amy adopted from China, transformed a couple, a family and a community.

For the Love of Rachel: A Father’s Story (ISBN 0979194342: Enalan Communications, September, 2007) may be purchased at www.enalan.com.
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 Born four months early at just 18 ounces, Rachel was a true miracle. For the first nine months after her birth she was in a neonatal intensive care unit fighting for her life against numerous life-threatening conditions while her family rallied by her side. This is an inspiring story that not only documents a child’s remarkable battle for survival and coping with unique special needs, but also a family’s fantastic odyssey to China to adopt a sister.

Rachel, Susan, and David
Rachel’s story is not only meaningful for those families whose lives have been affected by infertility, prematurity, developmental disabilities or adoption, but will touch all persons who have ever confronted challenges that have seemed greater than themselves. Told from the perspective of a father who is a Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at a leading medical school, the reader will find inspiration in the invaluable lessons of love, courage, hope and ultimately, the acceptance of our common humanity.

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