Fixing the Fates: An Adoptee's Story of Truth and Lies


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She Writes Press
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5.5 X 8.5 X 1.0 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Diane received a BA from Villanova University, The Honors Program in Liberal Arts. She later earned a certificate from The Art Institute of Philadelphia. As assistant to the director at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in the 1990s and then the National Academy (also in New York), she solidified her interest in the arts with a certificate from New York University School of Appraisal Studies. She is the founder of an art appraisal business, The Realization of Art, and is certified in contemporary art. Throughout, she wrote freelance, contributing to Shared Space, a monograph of the Joseph Cohen art collection and to Artes magazine. Dewey graduated with a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University in 2015, after which she began working in the field of adoption counseling. She has since returned to writing full time; Fixing the Fates is her first book.


2019 Living Now Book Awards Silver Medal Winner in Inspirational/Memoir (Female) "Diane Dewey's Fixing the Fates: An Adoptee's Story of Truth and Lies is a remarkable story of family secrets and the turmoil that follows when those lies are unraveled. Dewey's writing is vivid, honest, and transportive, her search for answers is inspiring and intriguing, and the lessons learned are powerful. Life, indeed, is unpredictable." --Dinty W. Moore, author of Between Panic & Desire "Equal parts memoir and mystery, Diane Dewey's Fixing the Fates is an unflinching account of one woman's exploration of the secrets surrounding her birth and international adoption in postwar Germany. Dewey's vivid characterizations and finely honed descriptions will captivate readers as she navigates the unexpected detours in her personal history to discover the truth about her birth parents and the family forces that have shaped her. This page-turner is a fresh and fearless take on the modern memoir, brimming with conflict and compassion--a must-read!" --Kristen Harnisch, International bestselling author of The Vintner's Daughter and The California Wife "Diane Dewey's descriptive and enrapturing writing in Fixing the Fates transports the reader . . . Her descriptions of her feelings, thoughts, and perceptions are vulnerable and vivid." "The shocking truths that emerge from the web of lies and deceit in which Diane finds that she has been enmeshed all her life are enough to keep the reader glued to their seat. . . . If you are a seeker after the emotional truth in relationships, this work could well be just the one for you."