Mary Ellen Gambutti’s personal essays are published in these and many other literary magazines: Borrowed Solace, Spillwords, BookEndsReview, mac(ro)mic, Halcyon Days, Portland Metrozine, and True Stories Well Told.
Title by Mary Ellen Gambutti
I Must Have Wandered
An Adopted Air Force Daughter Recalls
Released: August 2022
This is a story of loss and discovery told through letters, vignettes, essays, fragments, and images. Born and relinquished in 1951 and adopted by a military couple, family separations and the transience of military duty, a culture of secrecy, and sealed birth record laws form barriers to this seeker’s search for her truth.