Happy Independence Day!
For adoptees, independence is the finding of biological family. My independence day was July 1, 1992, when I spoke to my birth mother for the first time. After a daunting 7-year search, that emotional 30-minute conversation revealed more facts about my history then I’d known in my previous 28 years on earth. My blank slate of biological connection was filled. I was whole.
On this 4th of July, in celebration of every adoptee’s right to know who they are and where they come from, I am giving away three (3) autographed copies of my Savannah novel Waving Backwards. The book follows New York native Lara Bonavito on a quest to discover her roots in Savannah, Georgia.
All of us who have searched (or are in search) know the truth of this line from the book-
‘Agreeing to move forward was easier than finding. Setting aside what has always been true to make room for new truths is the most agonizing agreement yet. Searching has been difficult, but finding may destroy every reality she’s ever known.’
In case FREE is not incentive enough to click above, here’s what a couple of amazing authors had to say about Waving Backwards. Yes, I’m blushing!
“In her debut novel, music journalist to the stars, V.L Brunskill, intricately weaves the very complex issues of a modern day Northern adoption-seeker into the historical quilt and Southern charm of a place I now call home. Brava! Waving Backwards: A Savannah Novel, has something for every reader.” Bertice Berry, PhD., Best-Selling Author of Redemption Song and The Ties That Bind
“Waving Backwards is a compelling reminder of the need we all feel to know who we are and where we came from, and when that quest comes with a cryptic clue, a memorable romance and the charm only a city like Savannah can provide, we rush along with determined Lara Bonavito to uncover the ultimate truths.” John Warley, Author of A Southern Girl, Bethesda’s Child, and The Moralist.
Blessings for a good read and independence for every adoptee,
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