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A Quest for the Recovery of Heritage
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Now! My memoir 2nd edition is widely available in both e-book and softcover. I’m so pleased and proud of its updated interior and stunning cover!
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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.
“Wonderful personal journey that reveals the deep complexities of adoption” — Gayle H. Swift Co-founder of Growing Intentional Families Together, LLC, Adoptee rights advocate, Author.
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