All in Due Time: A Memoir of Siblings, Genealogy, Secrets and Love
Kate Troll’s frank personal memoir proves that Tolstoy was wrong — All happy families are not alike. The six talented, close-knit Troll siblings shared a loving, fun-filled childhood and remain best of pals as adults. Turns out, there is something (or I should say someone?) missing. And that is only half of it. All in Due Time is full of surprises and puzzles, but mostly it made me wish I were a long-lost Troll.
— Heather Lende, Alaska State Writer Laureate and author of If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name
The surprises and turns in the story provide an opportunity for the author to fill in important backstories and topics relevant to today’s women and families. For example, the backstory of the author's mother includes her being sent off to live in a home for “ostracized women and unwed mothers.” In this way All in Due Time provides a unique glimpse into how far women have come in the last seventy years. Additionally, the author explores timely topics such as the influence of birth order and how much of our political ideology comes from our genetics. It is these backstories and investigations that makes All in Due Time a robust and fascinating read relevant for our times.
An emotionally satisfying story with a charming cast of characters and a big-hearted perspective, All in Due Time is a fitting memoir for our era of genetic surprises. Unlike many memoirs on this topic, Troll conveys the sunnier side of digging into dark family secrets, weaving a tale of joy, inclusivity, and empathy.
—Andromeda Romano-Lax, author of Annie and the Wolves, Plum Rains, and Behave
As an only child, as an adoptee, and as an Alaskan I loved this book. The writing was so good, I couldn't put it down. As a result of reading All in Due Time, I now have decided to learn about my biological father and his family.
—Diane Antaya, primary teacher, Juneau, Alaska
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Cirque Press Author — Kate Troll
Kate Troll is an author, op-ed columnist, wilderness adventurer, and speaker on conservation and climate issues. Her opinion pieces have been published in the Washington Post, the L.A. Times and The Nation. For three years she was a regular columnist for Alaska's only statewide paper. In 2017, Kate published a creative nonfiction book about sustainability and climate change. Her book, The Great Unconformity, Reflections on Hope in an Imperiled World, led to her being invited as faculty at the Chuckanut Writer's Conference in Bellingham, Washington.