Survivor: A Memoir of Forgiveness

by Cynthia Toolin-Wilson

In this book, Cynthia Toolin-Wilson tells the story of how her mother’s attempt to chemically abort her impacted her life. She recounts her relationship with her parents until their deaths, and the beginning of her forgiveness of them, and of herself, when she converted to Catholicism. She reflects on how forgiveness freed her from the bondage of resentment, anger, and hatred, while not minimizing memories. It allowed her to see the people who hurt her as damaged, and enabled her to be empathetic towards them rather than seek revenge.

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TESTIMONIALS

“Cynthia Toolin-Wilson’s book Survivor, about her survival of abortion, is one of the most terrific memoirs I have ever read. At the same time, it is a tear-jerker and a factual chronicle. Here is a book to give any woman contemplating having an abortion, as well as an incentive for victims of abortion who have survived to find healing through forgiveness. Truly, any person struggling with forgiveness of parents will be inspired to open themselves to God’s healing.” – Dr. Ronda Chervin, Emerita Professor of Philosophy, author and media presenter

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Cynthia Toolin-Wilson is a life-long New Englander. Born and bred in Rhode Island, she frequently returns to Bristol to enjoy fried seafood and Del’s frozen lemonade near the Bay. She now divides her time between her work as a professor in a small Connecticut college, and the home she shares with her husband and his 24 pound cat, Lightning, in Vermont.

Cynthia earned an M.F.A. in Writing (Creative Nonfiction: Memoir) from Albertus Magnus College in 2015. Her more than 60 nonfiction journal publications and conference presentations include several memoir pieces. Her book, The Story of Holy Apostles College and Seminary, co-authored with Prof. Robert Hubbard of Albertus Magnus College, was published in 2019.

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