DROWNING IN IOWA
Spending a year in Iowa was meant to revitalize their marriage, but when tragedy strikes their family, Jane Roberts and Aaron Scott come face to face with their own vulnerabilities and questions of midlife. As physicians, they are trained to help others in times of crisis, but nothing could prepare them for losing a child. Now they must learn to rediscover themselves and one another as they embark on a parallel journey of healing.
Drowning in Iowa is a poignant look at how trauma can shake a family to its very roots. From the rugged shores of Newfoundland to the picturesque lands of the American Midwest, it is a story of heartbreak, fidelity, introspection, and hope.
Gordon Self on Drowning in Iowa:
"You need to know this is a very personally moving story, and inspired by the experiences of life. I hope you find within its pages touchstones to prompt your own reflections, and that it inspire and move your own hearts, as it did me.
I wish to thank all those who supported me in this work. I could not have done this without your support and patient understanding."
-Gordon Self, September 2015
"Drowning in Iowa is a lovely homage to compassionate care providers and families. It offers hope to all who have experienced the pain of losing a child or are living with depression."
"Drowning in Iowa is a compelling story of love and sorrow. Gordon has provided insight into the emotional jungle that families navigate through during life's challenges. A truly heartfelt message.”
"As someone who grew up in the Mason City/Clear Lake region, Gordon Self captures perfectly the culture of the area in a book filled with suffering, love and medical trauma. Self perfectly captures the essence of loss and the impact on family relationships. An excellent read!”