(I'll try to post only new material from this tour--don't want to bore you!)
Cheryl Malandrinos writes on Broowaha:
I’ve known Jane Rowan for a couple of years now. She’s a happy, active, and talented writer and artist. When she asked me to read her memoir, The River of Forgetting: A Memoir of Healing from Sexual Abuse, I was pleasantly surprised.
The River of Forgetting covers a particular five-year period in Rowan’s life, from the first memory that surfaced and hinted at childhood abuse to the moment when she decided to write the book. Her world as she knew it turned chaotic as she tried to understand whether her loving, eccentric family was also an abusive family. She also had to cope with this while living her regular life, teaching and caring for her elderly mother; a mother who might have allowed the abuse to occur.
Not only is this a story of Rowan’s journey to heal from past hurts, it’s a therapy story to honor the men and women who do heroic work every week in therapists’ offices all over the globe - uncovering painful pasts and integrating and learning to open their hearts and move on.