The Year The Trees Didn't Die

The Year The Trees Didn't Die Review

The Year The Trees Didn’t Die is the story of how author Mary J. Koral and her husband Ken managed to cope with the challenges of making an interracial adoptive family. Strangers ask their children if they speak English, know their birth parents, and realize how lucky they are to live in America. They watch as those children move from happy to confused and angry, rebel, and make terrifying choices. Laughter leaves and fear is a constant companion. How will the family survive? Will the family survive?

Equal parts heart-wrenching and uplifting, The Year The Trees Didn’t Die tells of loss on every level imaginable: loss of identity, loss of control, and of a mother who promised to “exchange loss for love…” Unflinching in its honesty and rawness, it is a haunting and remarkable story that is unforgettable.

Title:The Year The Trees Didn't Die
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Seton Rae

    Mary J. Koral and her husband, Ken, adopted three children internationally in the late 70s and early 80s. At the time, little was known about the long-term challenges of intercultural, interracial ado...

  • Anne V.

    Love Always Wins. Just finished this book and am in awe. Masterful achievement. Would be good for those drawn to adoption, multicultural parenting, literature, and memoir. As this family faced about t...

  • Cathy Schultis

    The power of love and the multi-faceted layers of family anchor this moving memoir. Featuring international adoption, the narrative goes well beyond into the complex psyche of parenthood that will res...