Patricia Ploss talks about her new book Letting Go on the Charlie Adams Show.
“Letting Go is close to home for me. As someone who was adopted as an infant in 1963, I know nearly nothing about my birth mother and her journey. Although I’ve searched for years, I’ve never been able to find her. This book is what I’d like to imagine her story was. My real parents are the ones who raised me. They’ve both been gone for many years now, but they will always and forever be my parents.”
The book takes place in 1962, when seventeen-year-old Judy Bonner finds herself in love with twenty-year-old Curtis Murphy. She also learns that she is pregnant with his baby and due in June 1963!
Filled with fear, shame, and secrecy, Judy hides her pregnancy from her family for as long as she can! With no mother to turn to and only an angry, widowed father and an overbearing sister, Judy makes choices and decisions that only adults should have to make.
Follow her story of love, trauma and letting go, in the early 1960s, where choices were few for girls who, “got in trouble!”