Thiana is the first book in a trilogy that spans the lives of three generations of strong women, the author's grandmother Calliope, the author's mother Thiana, and the author herself.Thiana depicts Calliope's and Thiana's struggles with life's adversities, and Thiana's courage and determination in forging a better life for herself and her family.
Recounting life’s adventures, from the Author’s childhood in Bucharest to her struggle and triumph in the U.S., makes these stories hard to put aside once begun.
The need to write came into my life unexpectedly and with such force that it left me no choice but to follow. What does poetry mean to me? It's a way to express deep feelings, to share with others my philosophy and understanding of life, and to give testimony of my faith in God.
This second collection of poetry titled Pearls on a String: (Love Songs): Volume II deals with several universal themes: war, faith, love, death, hope. Also, this book shows how I grew up and matured as a poet. In my first poetry collection published in 2006, I was mostly looking inside myself and describing my own struggles.
The Florida Times-Union, January 22, 2007 by Carl Neil Cannon
"Not many people have a personal story so compelling, or talents as diverse, as Rea-Silvia Costin."
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Local engineer is a published author. Downtown This Week, January 19, 2007 by Anthony DeMatteo
"Rea-Silvia Costin, an engineer with the city of Jacksonville, opens "Labours of Love" a book of poetry from Noble House. Her poem, "Love" is the first work featured in the book.
Rea-Silvia Costin, has two great loves in her life-her work as a paving and drainage engineer with the city of Jacksonville, and her writing."
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