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Where Madness Lies

Sylvia True is the author of Where Madness Lies, a book based on her own Grandmothers experiences in Nazi Germany with strong mental health, human survival and paranormal experiences. This book ties together the events of 1934 Germany and events from 1984 USA in a story of hope and redemption, about what we pass on, both genetically and culturally. It is about the high price of repression and how one woman, who lost nearly everything must be willing to reveal the failures of the past to save future generations.
Sylvia True, the author, was born in England to parents who were refugees from Germany. She moved to the US when she was five. Growing up with parents from different cultures, a mother who was a Swiss champion figure skater, and a father who was a theoretical nuclear physicist gave her varied and unique perspectives. During her summer breaks, Sylvia likes to travel to the Amazon and do research in the rainforest. She has raised two daughters, who are both pursuing their passions. She is a grandmother and she presently, she lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two very spoiled dogs, where she is a high school chemistry teacher and head of the Science and Technology Department at Holliston High School.
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