Event date: 
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

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Avid Bookshop presents Erin L. Richman for her book, Mary Blair Destiny. This event will take place on Friday, June 28, 2019, from 6:30-7:30pm at our Prince Avenue location and is free and open to the public. We encourage you to purchase a copy of the book to get it signed by the author!

You can purchase this event book online from Avid Bookshop here


How long can the past stay buried? How long can secrets remain undiscovered? What is "destiny?" Mary Blair Destiny is an unforgettable journey of discovery, resilience, and healing.

Based on the true story of Dorothy, her journey uncovers her birth parents by a series of 'accidents' -- and their affluent yet tragic lives in old Virginia. Fate and chance encounters lead Dorothy to discover details of her birth and then her surprising abandonment as an infant. Dorothy set forth on an unwavering quest to find answers and bring healing to her life, yet she carried shame with her to the grave. A prominent politician, a doctor's fastidious records, and a unique name, Mary Blair, solved the puzzle of Dorothy's life. Generations later, more details are unearthed, but we can never know what was forever buried with those that held the deepest family secrets. She is secret no longer.

Following the lessons from the people impacting Dorothy's story, Richman reveals to readers virtues of looking at life as one moment, and that this present moment is irreplaceable. Richman and the lives portrayed in her story are proof that the richness of life is found in our connections with others--marriages and friendships, the moments in life that we share, and the ways that we become connected. The stories told in Mary Blair Destiny add up to a guide for living well, with inspiration for all of us.

Join Erin Richman on this journey to resolve and heal a legacy that impacted generations of women and a branch of a family once abandoned.


Erin Richman received her Masters and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Georgia, and was the first Presidential Fellow at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Her passion is cultivating growth and harnessing strengths for others. She now lives in Jacksonville Beach with her family.

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ISBN: 9781733018005
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Published: Two Goddesses Publishing - April 30th, 2019