Autobiography/Memoir

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Putting Down Roots

Deidre Michell

2010

In this book every woman’s journey is a reflection of her unique spirit, and yet each woman has identified the very strong threads that bind together spirituality with everyday life. In no story is spirituality something external or additional to the mundane, to reality, and so rather than this being a volume of mystic visions or transfiguring illuminations, it conveys a search for meaning amid the often considerable challenges of personal experiences. Sometimes one woman’s personal experiences run parallel to another woman’s experiences for a while, and so we chose to loosely structure the arrangement of stories around these shared experiences.In her chapter, Deidre Michell reflects on the impact of being in foster care for most of her childhood.