San-Francisco-Book-Review-Logo-250w5- Star Rating “This is a book that shows how faith can help conquer life’s hardships, forging a way through life‘s challenges and how reflection and discovery provide inner-strength and belief in one’s own abilities to succeed and to never surrender. I was completely absorbed while reading Under the Birch Tree, which shows how important connections are in establishing a solid grounding in life. This is a must-read for anyone who has ever questioned their place in life.”

Kirkus Book Reviews  “Chadwick brings numerous anecdotes to life with vivid dialogue and details of settings and characters.”

5star-flat-web 5-Star Rating “Reading this book is empowering as it is about survival, faith, and perseverance . . . and gives a sense of calmness, grounding, and centeredness to readers. This memoir is about finding home and will touch readers in many ways. The author’s self-discovery, her sense of belonging, and struggles with life are real and can be related to well by readers.”

sclogo“Chadwick has succeeded in creating a touching memoir worth reading for anyone, especially anyone who struggles with job security and finding a sense of belonging. . . . It is in standing alone for so long that Nancy Chadwick finally looks around and discovers her tribe.” –Story Circle Book Reviews

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“An inner journey does not cover physical distance, nor does it have a preconceived goal. But the journey to “Know Thyself,” as Socrates observed, may be the most important expedition any of us embark upon. Such is the journey undertaken by Nancy Chadwick in her memoir, Under the Birch Tree.”



“Candidly engaging . . . an inherently fascinating, thoughtful and thought-provoking read from beginning to end.