Rosalie Lawrence, author 

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Scent from Above: The Mystical Memoirs of Patti Post is the first book in the two-volume novoir (novel/memoir). It is the darkly humorous tale of an imaginative youngster who was born with an abnormal sense of smell she uses to sniff out and tell family secrets.

Growing up as an adopted child in a dysfunctional family in various Canadian Pacific Railroad towns, in New Brunswick, Canada, at seventeen she married a soldier who promised she would have his car if he was killed in Viet Nam. At nineteen, she joined a coven of witches and spent the next ten years living at the top of the world. At thirty-three, she searches for her ‘other’ family.

The second part of the series, Inscentsitive: A novoir is available from the author – both books are being edited and will be available soon with new content and a new title, “Pretend I’m Yours: An adoption story.”

Rosalie Lawrence, diarist was born in 1960 when she found her adoption papers in the cedar chest.  Her Host, Patti Post, was born in 1951, to the very same woman, in the very same room at The Evangeline Home for Unwed Mothers in Saint John, New Brunswick, as was Rosalie. 

One of them can keep a secret; the other one can’t. 

 Scent from Above: The Mystical Memoirs of Patti Post is  still available on and,  Westminster Books in Fredericton, NB, The UNB Bookstore, Mystic Moon, Moncton, and UNB and Fredericton Public and Perth-Andover Libraries. 

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