You don't have to be adopted to connect to the themes of mysterious origins and a yearning to belong. Perhaps your father died when you were young and your mother refused to talk about him. Or your mother had an early, unhappy marriage of which you are a lasting reminder. Or you fled a lonely childhood and spent life wandering in search of an identity that felt like a memory.
You don't have to be adopted to feel like a stranger or hear the whispers of your blood calling in the quiet of an winter morning. The updated pub date for Swimming Up the Sun: A Memoir of Adoption is March 15, 2008.