Weekend Reads

Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends. ~ Dawn Adams ~

Two new book recommends popped up on my radar. One I will pick up this afternoon and the other I just ordered. I wish I could get them both this afternoon but one is only just published this week and not in my local store yet.

Plugs for both (and thank you to those who recommended them to me.)

Unlearning Adoption: A Guide to Family Preservation and Protection (Paperback)
by Jessica DelBalzo (Author)
This book introduces readers to the history of adoption in this country, the many problems inherent in past and present adoptions, and the happier alternatives that both preserve families and protect children. Inspiring readers to get involved in family preservation, this guide presents numerous ways for average citizens to make a difference in the lives of at-risk parents and children. “Unlearning Adoption” will revolutionize the way America views adoption.
Without a Map: A Memoir (Hardcover)
by Meredith Hall (Author)
It was 1965 when Hall was expelled from her New Hampshire high school, shunned by all her friends, made to leave her mother’s home, and kept hidden from sight in her father’s house—all because she was a sexually naïve 16-year-old, pregnant by a college boy who wasn’t all that interested in her anyway. And in this memoir, chapters of which have been published in magazines, Hall narrates this bittersweet tale of loss. After childbirth her baby was put up for adoption so fast, she never had even a glimpse of him. She finished high school at a nearby boarding school, then soon wandered to Europe and eventually found herself just walking, alone, from country to country. Somewhere in the Middle East she scraped bottom and repatriated herself. She accumulated another lover and had two children, before her first son, the one she was forced to abandon, made contact. Making peace with him was deeply healing. This painful memoir builds to a quiet resolution, as Hall comes to grips with her own aging, the complexities of forgiveness and the continuity of life. (Apr.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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