Permanent Home




Ibis & Hibiscus Press, 2019
ISBN: 978-1-941066-32-4
158 pages, perfect bound, 5.0 x 8.0 inches
$12.00, paperback; $5.99, Kindle

In her charming collection, Mary Ellen offers glimpses of adopted life in an Air Force family. We travel from her South Carolina birthplace, through several states, and three years in Tokyo. A taste of permanence is found in their New Jersey home, but her quest to find a home of heart is traced in her gardening career and search for birth family. Devastating losses and fruitful gains are mirrored in her ten year long recovery from brain hemorrhage. Enjoy Mary Ellen’s colorful memories and poetic language throughout these moving stories.

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