Jarrell, author of 31 Days (Nights): Memoir of Living Black in America, also published by Blue Cedar Press.

Jarrell has worked as a lawyer, a tv journalist, and a  professor of communication.

He was adopted as an infant by a childless couple in his mother’s family who loved him dearly. While his birth mother remained part of his life, his birth father was a closely held family secret. This is the story of adoption trauma and the need to know one’s ancestry and of the stop/start search that took him several decades until he found Myron. It is deeply honest and moving.

Recommended for any readers and especially for book groups, youth groups, congregational groups, adoptees, adoptive parents, and birth parents.