I Need to Tell You

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WiDo Publishing
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.6 inches | 0.73 pounds
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"Cathryn's heartbreaking story is representative of women who tried to go on with their lives pretending "nothing ever happened", as if losing one's first child could be forgotten....Her courage comes through in this moving story which, as she writes, is for mothers like her, now in the twilight of their lives who still hold their secret today." Karen Wilson-Buterbaugh, author of The Baby Scoop Era

Cathryn Vogeley is a woman who will be heard. I Need to Tell You is an important testimony about a time in history that is seldom given attention in American history, a first-hand account in fairly recent history when women were separated from their children against the laws of the land and also against the laws of basic humanity. You'll not soon forget Cathryn or her story." --Jennifer Lauck, New York Times Bestselling author of Blackbird, Still Waters, Show Me the Way, and Found, and the primary teacher at an immersion literary program in Portland, The Blackbird Studio for Writers.

"...a beautiful and heartbreaking memoir that creates an incredible emotional impact on the reader thanks in no small part to the author's willingness to be open and vulnerable." --K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

"Cathryn Vogeley tells her story in knife sharp prose that cuts to the heart - a woman who never stops searching for the child she gave up for adoption 50 years ago. It's also the story of the great destructive power of secrets, and the sense of self she lost and ultimately recovered.... a journey of unnamable pain, great triumphs, and fierce hope." ---Joanna Rose, author, A Small Crowd of Strangers

"...a candid and powerful memoir that will resonate with birth mothers and adopted children. Through its moving scenes and Vogeley's internal dialogue, it brilliantly portrays the psychological and emotional effects that adoption has on birth mothers, especially, those from The Baby Scoop Era." -- Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite