The Beauty Of What Remains: Family Lost, Family Found
Publish Date: 2015-09-15
Author: Susan Hadler
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Where are they now, the lost, the forgotten? With the love in her mothers silence as her guide, Susan Johnson Hadler began a quest to find out who the missing people in her family were and what happened to them. The search led her to Germany, where her father was killed just before the end of WWII; then to a Buddhist monastery in France, where she learned new ways to relate to life and death; and ultimately to a state mental hospital in Ohio, where the family abandoned her mothers older sister years earlier. She believed that her aunt had diedbut Hadler, to her great surprise, found her still alive at age ninety-four. And the story didnt end there.
Captivating and often heartwrenching, The Beauty of What Remains is a story of liberating a family from secrets, ghosts, and untold pain; of reuniting four generations shattered by shame and fear; and of finding the ineffable beauty in what remains.