Swimming Up the Sun: A Memoir of Adoption

Rated 5.00/5 based on 1 reviews
At age 22, the author set out to find her English birth parents, a Jewish father and a mother believed to be an artist. The adventure led to parents, grandparents, and siblings, a kaleidoscope of relationships with one dark secret at its center. More

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About Nicole Burton

Nicole J. Burton's plays include FRED & FRIEDA, DIRTY QUESTIONS, and LAST CALL AT THE MARBLE BAR. Her work has been produced at venues as diverse as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Source Theater, the House of Ruth Homeless Shelter, and the U.S. Capitol. She lives in Riverdale Park, Maryland with her husband, photographer Jim Landry.


Review by: Solveig Eggerz on June 20, 2011 :
Nicole Burton's book is a page turner. She captures every angle of dramatic tension between the many characters who have an emotional stake in this adoption story. Stunning is the author's ability to alternate between the intensity of her own quest and the fear/love with which her biological mother faces the reality of allowing her grown daughter into her life. In her search, the adoptee discovers love but also conflict. The author holds nothing back in her exploration of human emotions.
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