Author of the Month: Laura Engel

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Please join us for a special evening presenting Laura L. Engel's memoir, You'll Forget This Ever Happened, the story of not only Laura but of thousands of girls and women in the 1960s. This book is an act of love for Laura’s long missed secret son, the three sons she raised, and numerous adoptees who wonder why they were given up, and the women affected over those decades by the stigma of having a child out of wedlock.

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By writing her truth, Laura gives a voice to that seventeen-year-old girl caught up in a tangle of a secret pregnancy and the relinquishment of her son. Her book is passionate and emotional yet educates the reader about that time and the guilt and trauma that women endured. Laura’s book shows how bursting open this shameful secret changed the direction of her life in a powerful and positive way.

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Author of the Month is a project of the Friends of San Diego Central Library and is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. HELP the Friends to support the Library and become a member.



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