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Family Wanted: Stories of Adoption

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Personal essays by Meg Bortin • Sarah Cameron • Dan Chaon • Dominic Collier • Bernard Cornwell • Robert Dessaix • Matthew Engel • Paula Fox • A. M. Homes • Tama Janowitz • Lynn Lauber • Carol Lefevre • Daniel Menaker • Priscilla T. Nagle • Sandra Newman • Mirabel Osler • Emily Prager • Jonathan Rendall • Martin Rowson • Abigail Rubin • Lise Saffran • Lindsay Sagnette • Hannah wa Muigai • Jeanette Winterson • Mark Wormald

Adoption, until recently a hidden subject, has become an open field of psychological study, policy debate, and ethical interest. Family Wanted is an honest, heartwarming, and heartbreaking collection featuring important authors personally involved in all sides of adoption. Here are more than twenty pieces, many published for the first time. Among the contributors are Paula Fox, an adoptee herself, who meets the daughter she didnt raise and finds she is “the first woman related to me I could speak to freely”; Bernard Cornwell, adopted by a now-defunct religious cult, who responds by converting to “atheism and frivolity”; African author Hannah wa Muigai, who recounts being impregnated as a teenager by an older lover-whom she then found in bed with another man; Tama Janowitz, who to her comical shock learns to love the “hyperactive sweating lunatic” she adopted in China; and Daniel Menaker, who as an adoptive father becomes less concerned with the cause-and-effect of heredity and more content with “the lottery that to a large extent is everyones life.”

“Gripping . . . [Family Wanted] pulls the reader through [a] variety of emotions. . . . Some families work, others dont. This anthology does.”

-The Guardian (London)

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This volume is an honest, heartwarming, and heartbreaking collection featuring important authors personally involved in all sides of adoption. Here are more than 20 pieces, many published for the first time.

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ISBN:
9780812975475
Author:
Holloway, Sara (edt)
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Editor:
Holloway, Sara
Author:
Holloway, Sara
Author:
Edited by Sara Holloway
Subject:
Adoption
Subject:
Adoptees
Subject:
Adoption & Fostering
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-Adoption and Foster Care
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.90x6.12x.74 in. .51 lbs.

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Biography » General
Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » General
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Adoption and Foster Care

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