Stow Away

Stow Away

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by Lee Campbell
     
 
In this true story, a young Cape Cod housewife in the 1970s delights in the safe harbor of her promised land. But even as she perfects her ship-in-a-bottle life, deeper forces converge. Tremors she can't identify shake her world until a tsunami of forbidden memories swamps all she knows. Plunged between layers of time, she flounders for this lifeline, then that.

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In this true story, a young Cape Cod housewife in the 1970s delights in the safe harbor of her promised land. But even as she perfects her ship-in-a-bottle life, deeper forces converge. Tremors she can't identify shake her world until a tsunami of forbidden memories swamps all she knows. Plunged between layers of time, she flounders for this lifeline, then that. Submerging as if for the last time, she realizes her only hope is to breach a taboo. She must search for other mothers marooned by state-sponsored secrets like hers.

In the upcoming sequel, CAST OFF, Lee Campbell continues the story. She shows how she created a way for ordinary women like her to teach each other how to belatedly cope with a hidden loss. She also reveals how, with them, she publicly exposed that loss and changed laws and policies for generations to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781626754348
Publisher:
BookBaby
Publication date:
03/26/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
168
File size:
1 MB

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They told her to forget a painful event in her life, and she did. Like other victims of PTSD, years went by in which everything was blocked out. As far as she knew, all her memories were erased. But years later memories started to resurface little by little until they haunted her every move. In time, she realized she had received bad advice: those memories didn’t have to be locked up in the first place. As she began to acknowledge the truth of her life, she began to reveal her story. In telling others, she discovered that what she did wasn’t so terrible after all. In reading her story, others with long held secrets will gain insight about their past. As an adoptee, I could relate well to the promise that “Stow Away” offers. It helped to explain my birthmother’s fears about her own situation. Now I only wish she would read “Stow Away," so that she too could become strong and whole and maybe even welcoming. “Stow Away” is more than a story of loss and survival; it’s also a story of becoming resilient enough to help others through what they once believed was a lost cause. The author’s courage and strength is heartfelt and moving. Inspirational, poignant and beautifully written, “Stow Away” is a must read for anyone! Now I can’t wait for the sequel – “Cast Off”!