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Passage of the Stork: Delivering the Soul

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Madeleine grows up in a home filled with secrets, occasional violence, and little affection. A shy and sensitive child, she feels at home in nature and in the world of books. As a young adult, she escapes to the Netherlands and settles down to raise a family and build a career. But her real journey has just begun.

Her life story is told using poetic vignettes and
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Paperback, 100 pages
Published April 18th 2015 by Springtime Books (first published March 26th 2015)
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Jack Scott
Jun 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a special book, broad in its scope, subtle in its delivery and utterly gripping. The use of mythological characters, weaving in and out of the narrative like Shakespearian soothsayers is a masterstroke and I was soon turning the pages longing for the next rune (anyone who’s read the book will understand what I mean). Maddie’s story is told with breathtaking honesty and without a hint of self-indulgence and her relationship with her parents is particularly poignant. The narrative moves ...more
Ana McGinley
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“Passage of the Stork” is Madeleine’s story. Her memoir is an honest account of a woman who has faced personal struggles with strength and determination in an adopted homeland. Always seeking the truth, especially about her self, she faces struggles familiar to many expat women as they tackle relationships, parenthood and careers in the Netherlands. In addition it is a well-written narrative sewn together with a thread of Nordic mythology providing a commentary of events, much like that of a ...more
Diane Rooney
Nov 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Lenagh’s book, Passage of the Stork: Delivering the Soul, is an inspiring and honest portrayal of her life story (so far!), including many deeply personal and moving stories about her family of origin, marriages and relationship, professional career, and personal passions. Many of the childhood and relationship stories are sad, but she has used all of them throughout her life as sources of insight and strength.

The structure of the book is also wonderful - the author has woven her life story
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Pamela Rogers
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I heartily identified with this delivery as well as the mythological passages leading to, and aiding with the author's rebirth.
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