In 1986, Susan Joyce and Doug DuBosque launched into a new life with
a garage full of freshly-printed books and a Rolodex of US
Department of Defense school contacts in Germany, where they both
lived. Over 25 years later, more than 12 million books have been
sold worldwide, including translations into Spanish, French, German,
Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, and Russian.
by Susan Joyce, 2013
Follow the harrowing personal journey of a young American woman facing seemingly insurmountable situations while living in the Middle East and Europe. After miscarriages and a stillbirth on the island of Cyprus, Susan seeks solace by creating art and recording her crystal-clear dreams. Through difficult life changes—Cyprus’s bloody coup and war in 1974, a rescue from a sinking ship in the Indian Ocean, learning of her husband’s secret life, and surviving his deadly assault in Belgium, she discovers her “ticking clock” is not the child she fails to produce, but rather her creative potential. Following her vivid dreams and intuition, she successfully reinvents herself as an artist and writer. From beginning to end, Susan Joyce reminds us of the stream of awareness that flows through all of us.
This story will remain in your heart and mind long after you have finished it, and The Lullaby Illusion is a wonderful memoir that takes us through the 1970’s and how one woman remade her life through tremendous odds. A travelogue of the politics of Europe and the United States and Israel at the time, as well as a fantastic adventure of survival through friends and sheer determination, The Lullaby Illusion shines with passion and courage. Unbelievably good!
~The Review Broads
Over 30 5-star reviews on Amazon!A Fabulous Read!