January 2017 - N. J. Lindquist

Archive Monthly Archives: January 2017

A Birthmother Remembers – My Review of the Book, The House of the Broken Two

After deciding I wanted to learn more about what it was like for a woman in Canada’s prairies to be an unwed mother in the late 1940s to the late 1960s, I was pleased to discover our local library had a book written by a woman who grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 1968, I […]

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The Need We All Have to Grieve During Sad Times

While researching the effects of adoption during the late 1940s, 50s, and 60, I kept reading that many of the young women who had given up their babies were never able to fully grieve their losses. Some, in fact, had managed to keep their pregnancy a secret from everyone in their lives, including their spouse and […]

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Circle of Friends FAQ – Part 1

N. J. Lindquist responds to questions she’s often asked: Where did you get the idea for this series? Authors are always being asked where they get their ideas. Sometimes it’s hard to explain because the idea kind of grows inside your head until you either explode or write it down. Other times, you can pinpoint […]

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Circle of Friends FAQ – Part 2

N. J. Lindquist responds to questions she’s often asked: If you missed part 1 of this post, read it here. But then you had to stretch things out into a third book. Did it get harder or easier? It actually got kind of complicated. After writing A Friends in These, I wrote a third book called […]

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