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Finding Karen Black: Roots Become Wings by Diane Bay is a Celebrate Audiobook Month pick #memoir #nonfiction #audiobooks #giveaway


Finding Karen Black: Roots Become Wings



Diane Bay





Book Blurb:


Birth mother and daughter, reunited just in time.


Hollywood actress Karen Black gave up a newborn daughter to adoption in 1959. For five decades they knew nothing about each other. But strict adoption laws could not break their mother-daughter bond.


When the state finally opened the sealed records, Diane was amazed to discover that her birth mother was the actor whose unconventional beauty had captured the zeitgeist of the ’60s and ’70s cinema. Karen starred in some of the decades’ prominent films including Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Great Gatsby, Airport 1975, and many more.


Their reunion was healing and bittersweet, because it came at a pivotal moment: Karen was battling cancer.


Finding Karen Black: Roots Become Wings takes the reader on an emotional journey from childhood longing to dream fulfilled, and from the first moments of a joyful reunion through a year of discovery, loss, and renewal. This remarkable story is a testament to the power of the mother-child bond, the importance of our roots, and the belief that love lasts forever.


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Do you listen to audiobooks? Do you have a favorite? If you don’t listen to audiobooks, is there a particular reason why not?


I love listening to my favorite writers and readers while I drive or do housework.


What makes this a must-listen audiobook?


Finding Karen Black carries the reader into the life, thoughts and emotions of the main character, Diane, an adoptee whose sealed adoption records hide her history and birth parents’ identity for years. The story arc is clear, bringing us into the emotional moments which define her journey toward reunion and into the year she shares with her birth mother. The reader, Christina Delaine, Captures Karen Black’s voice perfectly. Travel with Diane as longing becomes embracing, holding leads to letting go, and grief dissolves into joy.


Giveaway –


One lucky reader will win a $50 Amazon gift card.



Open internationally.


Runs June 1 – 30, 2024


Drawing will be held on July 2, 2024. 


Author Biography:


Diane Bay is an artist and author. She studied graphic arts and creative writing at the College of DuPage. Like her birth mother Karen, Diane loves life and lives in the present moment. Her passion is painting. She currently lives in Western Kentucky and is an active member of the Paducah Area Painters Alliance and other creative groups. She and her husband, Rich, have three adult sons and four grandchildren.


Narrator Biography:


Christina Delaine is an accomplished stage and voice actor who has trod the boards of theaters from coast to coast. A grateful recipient of 10 AudioFile Earphones Awards, a SOVAS Voice Arts Award (8-time nominee), and an Audie Award nomination for audiobook narration, Delaine’s voice can also be heard in scores of commercials and video games. A faculty member of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts' Stonestreet Conservatory, she has a BA from Dartmouth College, an MFA from Brown University/Trinity Rep and two Siberian Huskies.


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Jun 17

I only listen to audiobooks occasionally so I don’t have a fave yet!


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Jun 13

Thank you, Diane, for sharing your audiobook in our Celebrate Audiobook Month Event!

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