“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


“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.”

—Windy City Reviews