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A Quest for the Discovery of Heritage
and a Bit of Shameless Self-Promotion
I’m getting closer to clinching the September "Cover of the Month" contest on AllAuthor. I’d so appreciate your support. Please take a moment to vote in this 3rd round for my cover!
The revised 2nd edition of my memoir is now available from a wide choice of digital stores with its brand-new, beautifully designed interior and cover.
Thank you for your purchases — and reviews!
Watch for the softcover coming this month!
About the book ~
“Travel on a quest for the discovery of heritage in I Must Have Wandered, a hybrid memoir collage of vignettes, poetry, and lyrical prose. Through personal letters, fragments, and photos, the author portrays the poignant story of her post-World War II South Carolina closed adoption by an Air Force couple, her 1950s early childhood, the complex primal trauma of maternal relinquishment, and military family separations.
The sensitive adopted girl comes of age amid the heightened anxiety of the turbulent 1960s, her father's demands of model behavior, discipline, and piety, and the culture of confidentiality around his Intelligence career. Her need to know her origins surfaces at forty, and with the help of adoptee advocates, she breaks the sealed record barrier, launching a search for her natural mother.
Decades later, she embarks on a parallel journey of self-discovery with DNA and begins reconciling with the loss and privilege of her adopted life. She triumphs over adversity, gaining a wealth of family and her true heritage. This second revised edition includes a link to the e-book's expanded photo gallery, bibliography, and adoptee resources.”
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