Newman Lake, WA Resident and Romanian-Born Author Publishes Memoir

March 11, 2022 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
Merging Lives, a new book by G. Turcin, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

A simple man and his wife, striving for the better, venture to leave the life that's not worth living in a communist country. The story as it unfolds is bittersweet, reflecting trying times as the family trades their country of birth for a better place.

Leaving relatives and friends, G. Turcin and his wife and daughter faced the unknown while believing that all would end well. When they were weak, scared, and faced with the insurmountable, God seemed to have stepped in to carry them, providing the beacon of light to renew their hopes and put them back on track. Though life was not easy in the pursuit of happiness they found in America, Turcin's story shows that the sacrifices made were well worth it.

About the Author
Born in 1952, G. Turcin was raised in communist Romania. As a young man, Turcin worked as an industrial mechanic in a copper mine in the city of Moldova-Noua. In 1981, Turcin defected from Romania with his wife and five-year-old daughter. After a stay of almost a year in a refugee camp in Italy, they immigrated to the USA in 1982.

Working as an auto technician while attending college, Turcin graduated from Eastern State University, WA in 1990 with a BA degree in Criminal Justice. Subsequently, he was hired as a parole and probation officer by Washington State Department of Correction. Still employed with that agency, Turcin has been providing public service for thirty-one years.

G. Turcin enjoys the family life, especially his involvement in the lives of his three grandchildren.

Merging Lives is a 146-page hardcover with a retail price of $21.00 (eBook $16.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6376-4309-9. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at

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