March 18, 7 pm
The Bookmark Neptune Beach
220 1st St, Neptune Beach, FL
We hope you will join us in Neptune Beach for the launch of The Place of Peace and Crickets: How adoption, heartache and love built a family, Tricia Booker’s absorbing memoir. This courageous, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful story is a must-read for anyone who has ever loved a child.
When journalist Tricia Booker and her husband had trouble conceiving, they followed the well-worn footsteps of couples exploring in-vitro fertilization. Two years and thousands of dollars later, they decided to have a long fulfilling life – without children.
Instead, they became immersed in the world of international adoption. Their first child, born in Vietnam, introduced them to a poor but loving orphanage where infants slept with their caretakers.
Then came Guatemala, a beautiful, impoverished country where Booker’s two younger children lived in tiny cribs with little human interaction.
In candid, raw prose, Booker tells the story of her family, including her son’s diagnosis of Anxious-Attachment Disorder, the service dog she trained to help him, and her and her husband’s chaotic attempts to simplify their lives in order to heal their son.
If you can’t attend the launch, you can get the book HERE