"Reunion, La Réunion, Finding Gilbert"
by Diane Covington-Carter
Diane Covington-Carter's new memoir, "Reunion, La Réunion, Finding
Gilbert," chronicles how her father's stories of his time in France during World War II influenced
and shaped her life. One of the stories concerned Gilbert, a French orphan her father took under
his wing and tried
unsuccessfully to adopt and bring home to America. Fifty years after the war, Covington-Carter set
out to find the man who could have become her brother. What happened is a testament to the power
of love and kindness and to the way that our dreams can guide us our destinies.
Reunion, La Réunion, Finding Gilbert
Diane Covington, Author
Publisher: Marshall & McClintic (2014)
About the Author:
Diane Covington-Carter has received awards for her writing, photography and NPR commentaries. She
lives with her husband on an organic apple farm in Northern California and also in Golden Bay New
Zealand, when she is not off having other travel adventures.
Covington-Carter is also the co-author, with her husband Landon Carter, of "Falling in Love
Backwards, an Unlikely Tale of Happily Ever After." Visit Diane's web site at