I Must Have Wandered: An Adopted Air Force Daughter Recalls

by Mary Ellen Gambutti

Product Description:

Travel across the years in this collage memoir rendered in archival letters and images, lyrical vignettes, and poetry; a poignant framing of an infant girl's 1950s abandonment and closed domestic adoption by a military couple. Through the turbulent 1960s, amid a tangle of primal loss and privilege -- separation, secrecy, discipline, and transience -- an Air Force officer's adopted daughter struggles with identity bewilderment, until at forty, the need to know her origins surfaces. She begins searching for her original family. Decades later, on a parallel journey of self-discovery through DNA, she reconciles her adopted life, while gaining a wealth of natural heritage. Second edition.