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Found is Jennifer Lauck's sequel to her New York Times bestseller Blackbird: A Childhood Lost and Found. More than one womans search for her biological parents, Found is a story of loss, adjustment, and survival. Laucks investigation into her own troubled past leads her to research that shows the profound trauma undergone by infants when theyre separated from their birth mothers—a finding that provides a framework for her writing as well as her life.

Though Laucks story is centered around her search for her birth mother, its also about her quest to overcome her displacement, her desire to please and fit in, and her lack of a sense of self—all issues she attributes to having been adopted, and also to having lost her adoptive parents at the early age of nine. Throughout her thirties and early forties, she tries to overcome her struggles by becoming a mother and by pursuing a spiritual path she hopes will lead to wholeness, but she discovers that the elusive peace she has been seeking can only come through investigating—and coming to terms with—her past.

Found is a powerful story of belonging, connectedness, and personal truths, in which Lauck lays bare the experience of a woman searching for her identity. Her assertions about mother and child will be a comfort to some in the adoptive community, and distressing to others; but her primary motive is to offer another perspective, and to give voice to the adoptive children who may be having trouble making sense of their own experience.

About the Author

Jennifer Lauck is an award-winning journalist and the author of the memoirs Blackbird, a New York Times bestseller, and Still Waters. Before becoming a memoir writer, speaker, and teacher, she worked for eight years in television news for ABC affiliates from Montana to Oregon. Lauck has been featured in Newsweek, Harper's Bazaar, Talk Magazine, People, Glamour, and Writer's Digest. She lives in Portland, OR.

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ISBN:
9781580053952
Author:
Lauck, Jennifer
Publisher:
Seal Press (CA)
Subject:
Biography - General
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Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Found is Jennifer Lauck's sequel to her New York Times bestseller Blackbird: A Childhood Lost and Found. More than one womans search for her biological parents, Found is a story of loss, adjustment, and survival. Laucks investigation into her own troubled past leads her to research that shows the profound trauma undergone by infants when theyre separated from their birth mothers—a finding that provides a framework for her writing as well as her life.

Though Laucks story is centered around her search for her birth mother, its also about her quest to overcome her displacement, her desire to please and fit in, and her lack of a sense of self—all issues she attributes to having been adopted, and also to having lost her adoptive parents at the early age of nine. Throughout her thirties and early forties, she tries to overcome her struggles by becoming a mother and by pursuing a spiritual path she hopes will lead to wholeness, but she discovers that the elusive peace she has been seeking can only come through investigating—and coming to terms with—her past.

Found is a powerful story of belonging, connectedness, and personal truths, in which Lauck lays bare the experience of a woman searching for her identity. Her assertions about mother and child will be a comfort to some in the adoptive community, and distressing to others; but her primary motive is to offer another perspective, and to give voice to the adoptive children who may be having trouble making sense of their own experience.

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