CHILDREN OF THE MANSE
CHILDREN OF THE MANSE
CHILDREN OF THE MANSE
CHILDREN OF THE MANSE
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CHILDREN OF THE MANSE
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Lewis R. Luchs
EMAIL: LRLuchs1@msn.com
PHONE: 541-686-2270


CHILDREN OF THE MANSE:
A Heart-Warming Adoption Story of Healing through Love


Eugene, Oregon January 10, 2010

We all know the devastation that early childhood neglect and abuse can bring. Now there’s a true story of hope and redemption that challenges common assumptions of nature versus nurture.

Children of the Manse is a heart-warming memoir about the Luchs children – four siblings with serious histories of neglect and abuse who have the unlikely opportunity to heal wounds of the past through adoption into a loving family. Based on case files and family interviews and narrated by the oldest boy, the book tells an unprecedented story of vulnerability, determination, grace and good fortune.

Children of the Manse opens with the children’s impoverished and incapable biological family and the oldest boy’s determined struggle to keep his family together. All four children barely survive their earliest years as they lose the adults in their world to imprisonment and neglect, and are then – at ages two through five – abandoned to a bleak county children’s home.

Twenty-six months later, when all seems hopeless, a talented social worker and a loving foster mother intervene, and the fate of these four children is rewritten in unimaginable ways.

This narrative grabs the reader by the collar and doesn’t let go as it accompanies sickly, wounded, terrified children through their abject early years and into the loving home of adoptive parents where they are restored to physical and emotional health.

Children of the Manse honors those adoptive parents who risk opening their hearts to abused older children in a lively, humorous and memorable story where nurture overcomes the limitations of nature in ways that expand the possibilities of hope and recovery for all of us.


About the Author:

Lewis R. Luchs was a senior American diplomat who, in retirement, served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children. He resides in Eugene, Oregon, with his wife, Sharon. Lewis is available to discuss his book at LRLuchs1@msn.com or 541-686-2270.

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http://childrenofthemanse.com/

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http://childrenofthemanse.com/qanda.html

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http://childrenofthemanse.com/cover-images.html

 

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LEWIS
RICHARD
LUCHS

Lewis Richard Luchs is a retired Foreign Service officer who worked in seven capitals in Africa, Europe, and Asia and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in l985. 

 
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