Lydia Edwards - Author

With psychology and communication degrees from Antioch University, Lydia co-founded the Commission for Status of Women and served on the World Conference UN Decade for Women in Nairobi, Kenya. Lydia is a contributing media director for political, social, and civic awareness. She and her husband live in California.

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In 2011, shortly after the Arab Spring Uprising, four Syrian siblings flee Damascus with their family. Seeking safer countries and freedom, they gather everything they can carry and join the masses in a refugee camp in Lebanon.

But life in the camp promises no secure future. It's not safe and food is scarce. The siblings are instructed to go west in search of the great sea called the Mediterranean. As the journey unfolds something happens to alter their lives forever. They grow up before they grew up. By wit and perseverance, they venture forward through civil wars, ethnic and religious clan conflict, assault, slave traders, border barricades and death. They experience the goodwill of many, overcome the malice of few, thus discovering a world of hope and promise, inspired to go forward to the mystery of the next plateau.

A work of historical fiction, Odyssey of Innocents provides an intimate look at the struggles and dreams of people caught in the chaos of the Syrian civil war.

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