“Heidi Sand-Hart’s “Home Keeps Moving” authenticates the TCK experience. Her personal stories demonstrate the tangible reality of the TCK theories we have been reading and hearing about for years.” – Tina L Quick, author of The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition

Monday, 21 June 2010

Coming soon!


By Heidi Sand-Hart

“Nothing about my upbringing was “normal”.
I do not come from one country, but four.
Ever since I was born, we have been on the move.
I haven’t lived in the same house for more than four years, I have been to around nine different schools, lived on three continents, been to more than forty-two countries (and counting).
For the majority of my life, my belongings have been scattered in boxes across three different continents, only to be rediscovered every few years.
My definition of ‘normal’ strays about as far from the conventional mold as it possibly could.
I had a highly unusual childhood with hints of normality blended in.”

(Excerpt from Chapter One)

‘Home Keeps Moving’ follows the journey of Heidi Sand-Hart, an ‘Adult Third Culture Kid’ who has grown up in England, India and Norway. This book tells the story of her families’ many moves through the eyes of Heidi and the unique phenomena of having four very different home countries to relate to. It tells the story of being catapulted from continent to continent constantly: leaving friends behind and having to start all over again, her unquenchable search for a ‘home’ and sense of belonging in this world, her desire for a life-partner with the odds all but against her due to constantly relocating (even into adulthood).

The story unravels/discovers the many challenges faced by global citizens but focuses on the strengths that such a varied upbringing has; the pressures that come with being Third Culture Kids and having your decisions reflect on your parents.

Heidi has incorporated short contributions from other TCKs in order to give varying insights and viewpoints.

The book discuss subject matter such as:
  • Confused Loyalties
  • Swimming in Two cultural oceans
  • “Home”
  • Grief
  • Education
  • Social Pressures
  • Rebellion
  • Religion
  • Expectation
  • Re-Entry
  • Relationships

And that is the true beauty of Heidi’s upbringing, it crossed borders and defied logic but she lacked for nothing.

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