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At age 22, the author set out to find her English birth parents, a Jewish father and a mother believed to be an artist. The adventure led to parents, grandparents, and siblings, a kaleidoscope of relationships with one dark secret at its center.

As an adoptive child in Britain, playwright Nicole J. Burton always wanted to find her birth parents. After immigrating with her family to the United States, she sought the elusive characters haunting her imagination. With an appointment with one of Her Majesty's social workers and her birth mother's name in hand, she returned home. There she began a search that led to more drama than any play she could possibly conceive.

A heartwarming story that pulls us in and holds us as a traveler clutches a suitcase.

   Reuben Jackson, poet and host of Vermont Public Radio's “Friday Night Jazz”


The questions raised about what it really means to be Mother, Daughter, Father, Sibling are the heart of this fascinating book.

   Anne Becker, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center poet-in-residence, author of Human Animal

This is a “don't put me down until the last page” book. A must-read that explores the emotions of adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents, siblings, significant others, and friends during the search and reunion process.

   Angela and Earle Barnes, Adoptee-Birthparent Support Network

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