The birth of Under the Birch Tree, will not be the day it is published but rather was the moment I discovered a favorite tree standing tall and arabesque in greetings near the front door of my girlhood home. My birch buddy became my first learned connection, synonymous with home.
Each passing decade of my life were like doors blown open with opportunity and closed with setbacks by gusts of wind but I would find home no matter where a challenge sent me.
It was about discovering the connections and finding home.
From all things, reading, writing and under the birch tree, welcome.
HERE’S WHAT SOME ARE SAYING:
UNDER THE BIRCH TREE is the story of one woman’s search for home, connection, and belonging. Courageously navigating turbulent challenges and life transitions, Chadwick eventually discovers what she was looking for all along—the inner rootedness of the birch trees that had been her life-long companions. —Patricia Pearce, author of Beyond Jesus: A Spiritual Odyssey
UNDER THE BIRCH TREE is a story of finding strength in the midst of silence and secrets, and the joy of using that strength to create a life of meaning, self-worth, and faith. Nancy Chadwick’s memoir is rich with the details of a sustaining inner vision of home, woven around her beloved metaphor of the rooted birch tree. —Nancy G. Shapiro, author of The Book of Calm: Clarity, Compassion, and Choice in a Turbulent World
“UNDER THE BIRCH TREE is a thoughtful recount of a sojourn from emotionally humble beginnings and subsequent yearning for outside validation, to liberation—shedding of emotional baggage. Chadwick finds her way, her place, and ultimately her home, with serendipitous and uplifting encounters with birch trees along the way.” —Laurie Buchanan, PhD, author of Note to Self: A Seven-Step Path to Gratitude and Growth