Passage of the Stork: Delivering the Soul

One woman’s journey to self-realization and acceptance


Book coverMadeleine grows up in a home filled with secrets, occasional violence, and little affection. A shy and sensitive child, she feels at home in nature and in the world of books.

As a young adult, she escapes to The Netherlands and settles down to raise a family and build a career.

But her real journey has only just begun…

Her life story is told using poetic vignettes and commentary by archetypes from Nordic mythology and fairy tales, with the aim of inspiring others to understand their life’s journey and have the courage to make difficult choices.



Displaced Nation, an online expat community, has placed Passage of the Stork on their list of Best Non-Fiction of 2015!

Readers on Amazon have given this book a 4.8 (out of 5) stars!

“This is a special book, broad in its scope, subtle in its delivery and utterly gripping. The use of mythological characters, weaving in and out of the narrative like Shakespearian soothsayers is a masterstroke and I was soon turning the pages longing for the next rune (anyone who’s read the book will understand what I mean). Maddie’s story is told with breathtaking honesty and without a hint of self-indulgence…”

“I started reading the book on Sunday evening and I couldn’t put it down again!”

” I have to admit to generally being fairly skeptical of the metaphysics that underlie this type of account but here I found myself drawn in, challenged and left with much to think about. Beyond all this there is a good story, well written and engaging so a good read.”

“This is a fascinating book in many ways. The actual story is interesting and clearly comes from a place deep in the author. For me though the imagery was nothing short of profound. There is a compelling dream like quality to the book and I found myself thinking about it long after I finished reading it. The outline of the imagery is painted with the author’s words and she has given each of us permission to use her story as a way to remember our own.”

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Published by Springtime logo Springtime Books (ISBN: 978-0-9932377-0-6)





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