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Book details
  • Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SubGenre:Personal Memoirs
  • Language:English
  • Pages:350
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781098356040
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098356033

Finding Mary

A Journey of Reclamation

by Julie Rumrill

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Overview

Finding Mary is the story of one sister's journey through the dark confines of unresolved grief toward forgiveness and understanding. What begins as a simple wish to visit her sister Mary's grave, turns into a compelling quest for truth, honor, and justice in the face of murder. The author, Julie, invites you to re-examine forgotten promises, old secrets, and the complicated ways families cope with traumatic loss. Part mystery, part reclamation, Finding Mary is threaded with beautiful descriptions of the natural world, and is a heartfelt experience you won't want to miss. It will make you laugh, cry, and celebrate the enduring and precious gift of family.  

Description
Julie Rumrill was only four when her 16-year-old sister Louise was murdered. Three years later, her 13-year-old sister Mary died as well. Her broken family did what was necessary to survive, and mostly, that meant silence—silence about death, about grief, and about them. For nearly four decades, Julie abided by the family script, burying the memories of her sisters deep within her subconscious. Then, after her dad revealed that he had never been to Mary's grave, she decided they should go together. But there's one major complication: no one actually knows where Mary is buried. Her quest to find Mary leads Julie on a spiritual journey to an Abode in the Appalachians, an Ashram in the Himalayas, and into the darkness of a 250-page police report that recounts her sister Louise's murder. But when a close friend of Julie's is suddenly murdered too, a derailing mix of anger, fear, and guilt surfaces. Desperate to find peace, she's forced to draw on the wisdom of several generations to see this journey to its fruition.
About the author

Julie Rumrill is a faculty member in the Department of Earth Science at Southern Connecticut State University and Gateway Community College in New Haven, CT. She holds an M.S. in Geology and is a doctoral student at the University of Hartford. In addition to her academic life, Julie is a certified yoga and Mindfulness instructor. When she is not writing, teaching, consulting or leading workshops, she enjoys adventure travel, volunteering, reading, painting, bird watching, and spending precious time with family.

To connect with the author:

http://www.julierumrill.com/



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