A journey across continents and cultures, Coffee and Cake shares an adoption story through the eyes of the one who forever links strangers as family: the adoptee
Meyers provides this often untold point of view in honest, entertaining prose, dispelling myths and providing insight along the way. This is a beautiful story of the consequences of a closed adoption and the pressures of society, and one woman’s quest to shed light on the truth.
“Grab some coffee and cake and settle down for a good read and an adventure through time and place!” – Patricia Dischler, Author of Because I Loved You: A Birthmother’s View of Open Adoption
Julia Meyers is an adoptee from a German closed adoption who makes the decision to shine light on the truth. In her new book, Coffee and Cake: An Adoptee In Search of Her Past, Meyers takes the reader on a journey across continents and time, as she uncovers the mystery of her past.
An often untold point of view, Meyers dispels many myths in adoption as she honestly lays her emotional journey out for the reader to see. Fierce in loyalty to her adoptive parents, Meyers reveals the true motivation behind her search for her birth family: they are a part of who she is. As she uncovers the answers, new dilemmas emerge. Her family grows, yet as Meyers discovers, each has their own story to tell as well. A beautiful weave of time and place, the book takes the reader from Germany to the United States and proves just how small our world truly is.
Readers will come to understand how societal pressures can lead to misunderstandings, how closed adoptions deny a child’s beginnings, leaving them feeling a piece of who they are is missing, and how time does not always heal all wounds. Ultimately, the story is one of love, the growth of family, the joy of truth, the construction of self-image. Meyers provides us with a much-needed piece of the adoption puzzle and a great read to accompany an afternoon with coffee and cake!
Proceeds from the sale of this book will also help other communities and organizations preserve their history through Our American Heritage Project, a non-profit organization.
About The Author
Book DetailsAuthor: Julia I. Meyers
Product Dimensions: 6x9
Cover Type: Hardcover
Case Quantity: 18