About the Books
Why are we born, if we’re just going to die? Dr. A.M. Rodio questions the purpose for living. There is a purpose for living, but in order to comprehend it, we must first understand who we are and how we became human.
Human Existence and the Purpose for Living dynamically explores life from the very beginning, starting with Earth’s microbial beginnings and ending with modern humans. The author presents ideas that will change your perspective, answer your questions, and delve into our belief systems.
This fascinating and probing study of our existence does not pretend to have all the answers, but it will set us on a more meaningful path in life so we can make a difference!
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Zana: Wild Woman of the Caucasus is loosely based on history. The novel documents the discovery of an ape-like woman found in the Caucasus region in the late 19th century.
The story takes place in Circassia (present day Georgia, Europe), where two teenage boys discover and capture a deformed woman in the forest near their home. They sell her into slavery, which they later bitterly regret.
One of the boys tries unsuccessfully to locate Zana with the intention of freeing her. Their guilt over the woman’s forced slavery remains unresolved, yet on their repeated searches both boys find romance as they grow up and learn life lessons. But their lives remain as unfulfilled as their search for the wild woman.
About the Author
A.M. Rodio was born and raised in Washington State, and currently resides in Ft. Myers, Florida. He has worked as an educator all his adult life, and retired from Edison State College, where he was a history professor until 2007. Dr. Rodio has published academic papers and several poems. His goal in writing is to eradicate ignorance and encourage readers to develop an inquisitive nature.
The author is developing a historical book, The Enlightenment for the 21st Century.