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The Page Turners Reading Group Invites Author to Discuss her Book

The Page Turners Reading Group Invites Author to Discuss her Book

At her dinner party last fall, Kathleen mentioned that I had written a book and suggested that everyone should read it. Suzie read it and recommended it to her book club, The Page Turners. “It would be great if you could be there when we discuss Split,” she said after the book was accepted by the group, “but it won’t be until February. Would you like to join us then?” Now isn’t that a wonderful question? I know of several ...

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Catana: How Did You Become a #1Bestselling Author on Amazon?

Catana: How Did You Become a #1Bestselling Author on Amazon?

When friends commented that Split at the Root would become a #1 bestseller, I smiled and followed with the Irish saying, “From your lips to God’s ears.” Well, God must have listened, for last week, my little book hit #1 on Amazon’s Bestseller list, and stayed in that position for close to 48 hours. Not only as an ebook, which is cheaper, but #1 also in the more expensive ...

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The Lost Daughters: An Intensely Thought Provoking Website

The Lost Daughters: An Intensely Thought Provoking Website

Thailand's WishesFor the past several weeks I’ve been following posts on The Lost Daughters website, where Karen Pickell and other contributors discussed The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking and the New Gospel of Adoption, by Karen Joyce. The thoroughly researched issues in the book have finally exposed the machinations of the adoption industry. For that, Karen Joyce ...

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Book Review on The Lost Daughters Blog by Karen Picknell

Book Review on The Lost Daughters Blog by Karen Picknell

This has been quite an intense week that began with a book signing and was followed by a trip to Philly to attend a series of conferences.

My greatest joy upon returning was finding a review of Split at the Root on The Lost Daughters blog posted by Karen Pickell. Karen was also adopted and understood the conflicted experiences my book exposes. It is a real gift to see that my message is being accepted ...

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Review on Goodreads

Review on Goodreads

This is a lovely review I just discovered on Goodreads!  Pamela J “got” Split and the way the story ends. She marked it “to read and re-read.” I’m psyched!

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Mar 08, 13

bookshelves: 21st-centuryliterary-biomemoirimmigrantu-snon-fiction-topicalblack-studieslatina-ogermanhistoryto-re-readto-read

Read from February 18 to 23, 2013

A powerful life story of the author’s efforts to learn of her parentage, which means she must decolonize her mind before she can love her Black-ness and whole ...

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On Empire State College’s Exchange page

On Empire State College’s Exchange page

Memoir Explores Mentor Catana Tully’s Search for Identity; Woman Who “Has Everything” Fills Hole in Her Heart

By: Hope Ferguson | Posted on: 07 January 2013

Catana Tully, at left, appeared to have everything. She was beautiful and smart. She had grown up in the cradle of privilege, being raised in the 1940s as the adored daughter of a German-Guatemalan couple. She grew up to marry, literally, the man of her dreams, and to have a smart, talented and beloved child.

But underneath the placid ...

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First Review of Split at the Root on Amazon

First Review of Split at the Root on Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

Two days ago the first book review of Split at the Root posted on Amazon, giving the book 5 stars and a splendid review. I am super pleased to see such a positive reaction.

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