Today on my book blog, Found Between the Covers, you will find my review of Linda Hoye’s memoir, Two Hearts: An Adoptee’s Journey through Grief to Gratitude. A portion of the review is below. It is my hope that you’ll follow the link provided to read the rest.
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Linda Hoye opens her memoir with a quote from Alex Haley:
In all of us there is a hunger, marrow deep, to know our heritage–to know who we are and where we came from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum, an emptiness, and the most disquieting loneliness.
I sat for some time focusing on these words because I felt they held the core of the author’s story. The words “vacuum,” “emptiness” and “disquieting loneliness” gripped my heart, and I had not read the first page.
Hoye shares her story with a compelling voice exuding genuineness and poignancy as she allows us to join her on a journey to find her biological parents, to fill that void. She never diminishes the love and care she received from her adoptive parents, Ed and Laura Brauer. However, certain actions on the part of the sBrauers raises questions in Hoye’s mind. In the 1950s, two standard morés were in place: the “chosen baby” story and secretive behaviors about adoption.
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