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Two Hearts: An Adoptee's Journey Through Grief to Gratitude Paperback – May 8, 2012
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"Linda Hoye lifts her voice to tell an important story about being adopted during a time of great ignorance and darkness. Her voice is one we need to listen to. Read her book. Her story matters." ~ Jennifer Lauck, New York Times bestselling author of Blackbird, Still Waters, Show Me the Way & Found.
"Two Hearts is a powerful, and inspirational memoir...Hoye has written a book that will haunt you." ~ Kim Michele Richardson, author of The Unbreakable Child
"Linda Hoye has written a book about adoption that reads like a novel, yet includes the many diverse feelings adoption brings about in adoptees... Her honest account of her experience will inspire others to begin this perilous, but rewarding journey." ~ Nancy Verrier, MFT, author of The Primal Wound and Coming Home to Self
"Well written and compelling, Two Hearts is an inspiration to anyone who reads it." ~ Sherrey Meyer
About the Author
Linda Hoye is a writer, editor, adoptee, and somewhat-fanatical grandma. Her work has appeared in an assortment of publications in Canada and the US. She maintains a personal blog at lindahoye.com.
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Ms. Hoye also addresses grief and angst, feelings universal to all, but this time with a distinct perspective understood uniquely by adoptees, especially with closed adoptions from the Baby Scoop Era of secrecy and shame.
As an adoptee myself from that time, I could completely relate to the period in history, the profound yet unexplainable sense of loss and need to feel connected with all family. As a parent, I also understand the need for wholeness in my children's heritage as well as my own.
What a lovely story Two Hearts is! I'm very fortunate to have had the opportunity to read this!
"Two Hearts" is a worthy addition to the body of adoption-related literature. But it is not just an "adoption memoir." It's for anyone who appreciates excellent writing and a story of struggle and eventual triumph over a difficult past. I highly recommend it.
I was also struck, as I reached the last couple chapters, at how we all have wounds dating back to our childhoods and, with time and courage, we can unravel and resolve the inner loneliness and rejection we've carried within us for most of our lives. Linda teaches us this truth and by doing so, gives us all hope.