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Testimonials for Book and Blog

“What a wonderful story about one of your ancestors! Thank you for sharing it with me. Please keep me updated as more information becomes available. I do not say this lightly, but you might have the making of another book with this rascal as the main character.” JS


"I’m glad to have read this memoir—it is so deeply felt and yet so clearly and insightfully written. It’s a luminous account of a woman’s discovery of a horrifying ancestral heritage of enslavers in the Old South, and her ongoing struggle to reconcile the troubling legacy with her own lifelong dedication to civil rights and social justice. I highly recommend this lovely book.” LW


"Ahh, this is surely your métier! You have such an appealing way of drawing a reader in to see and appreciate the infinite beauty and complexity of the natural world through your informed and poetic point of view. This post has been a highlight of my week. I especially enjoyed the reference to Phoebe--you touched my curious bone and now I want to read more." LA


"I have been fascinated by the history of Birmingham as the epicenter of segregation and Jim Crow. What I have been surprised and charmed by is the intimate portrait of Marcia’s childhood, marriage, and motherhood and the influences that have made her who she is." SS


"I received your gorgeous and remarkable book last week. It's a truly extraordinary effort--a striking cover and really good typography to present your deep and tender and difficult writing. I'm saving it--sort of hoarding it. I started it, but I already don't want it to be over! " AL


"I love your book.  I am also an only child and was born in 1943 to parents that didn't work well together. In my case it was my father returning from WWII with PTSD and alcoholism. I was very insecure and wondered what life was all about so I relate to your feelings. Thanks so much for writing's wonderful....."  JD

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