Have you read this book?Â
From ew.com “The book follows Marian Caldwell, a successful TV producer, who gets a shock when (minor spoiler alert!) Kirby, the daughter she gave up for adoption 18 years ago, arrives at her door. Giffin uses alternate point of views to tell the heartfelt story of Marian and Kirby, and how they both cope with their newfound relationship.”
I read it yesterday, cover to cover (well, sort of since I read it on my iPad). I highlighted a number of passages.Â
In short I liked it and thought it was well done in terms of the accurate portrayalÂ of theÂ emotional dynamics ofÂ searchÂ and reunionÂ (at least as I have experienced, noting that I cannot comment on the adoptee narrative in the book but I could relate to the mother, particularly in one majorly whopping way).
I have some thoughts but would love to discuss interactively in comments if anyone here has read it.Â
If you read, what did you think about Kirby?
What were your thoughts on Marian and her reaction to being found? What did you think about Marian in general? About her “choices”?
How strong was Marian’s mothers influence in relation to the adoption? Did Marian’s socio economic status contribute to the adoption?
How about Conrad?
Did the title of the book make sense to you? How did you interpret it?
If no one has read it, I will ramble on in a separate post about the passages I highlighted and why.