How do we confront painful inheritances? Abandoned by his parents, Jesse
Thistle fell into a life of drugs, homelessness and crime, before taking it
upon himself to change. In From the Ashes, he shares his journey to
reconnect with his Métis-Cree culture and family. Exiled from her Yemeni
family and shaken by her father’s death, Ayelet Tsabari (The Art of
Leaving) pursued a turbulent life of constant travel—until an untold
family history enabled her to finally find herself. Adopted as an infant,
Jenny Heijun Wills (Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related.) overcomes
cultural divides to build a relationship with her birth family. These
memoirists explore the courageous act of facing one’s past in order to
create more promising futures.
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