Hello, all! Just a quick post to let you know that my memoir, ‘I Must Have Wandered’, is now widely available in a newly formatted 2nd edition, e-book, and softcover! I so appreciate readers and reviews!
Travel across the years in this inspirational and lyrical collage memoir. Post-World War II South Carolina was replete with military bases and unwanted babies. The childless couple stationed in the State and the abandoned infant girl were united by chance and choice in a closed, sealed contract, and Catholic adoption. These stories of loss and privilege highlight the effects of infant severance and stressful family separations.
In early childhood through the turbulent 1960s, military transfers, Cold War anxiety, encultured duty, discipline, confidentiality of her father's Intelligence career, and religious piety deepened her distress.
When her need to know her origins surfaced at forty, she worked with adoptee advocates to break the birth records barrier and launched a successful search for her natural mother. Decades later, DNA testing set her on a parallel journey of self-discovery, wherein she began to reconcile her adopted life with the wealth of her biological family and knowledge of her true heritage.