Local author Martha Levallee visited the library at the end of July to talk about her memoir An Only Child No More – Discovering My New Family at 54. This poignant, uplifting memoir describes the emotional journey of a middle-aged woman who receives an unexpected email and suddenly learns that her now-deceased parents had kept secret from her the fact that she has a half-brother.
This true story describes Martha coming to terms with this shocking information as she remembers vague clues that had been presented to her during her youth. It also details her quest to meet her brother and his family, and to make this family her own, despite the logistical challenges of different languages and continents. Special thanks to Berwick Community Media for filming this presentation.