The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade
Publish date: May 4th 2006
Pages no: 354
Edition language: English
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, Womens Studies
This was a fast read, but heartbreaking look at the America's "golden era" (post-WWII to 1973). The author is an artist and art professor who works mainly in video and photography; this book is more or less a literary version of her gallery work. It is also deeply personal, as the author was one of ...
I read this book in 5 hours, it was so engrossing. It made me think of a side of adoption that honestly never occurred to me. It never crossed my mind, even being a child of adoption, that the birth mother would still be in pain about it so many years later. I said a prayer for my birth mother this ...
Very powerful and moving.
Not sure why I picked this up in the bookstore- it was on one of the tables, and looked interesting.I picked it up, leafed through, and then I was hooked- I found it in the library, and basically wolfed it in one afternoon.A careful, insightful study of what women went through in the 50's and 60's, ...
The surprise? Every single woman was filled with regret and anger due to giving up her child. Many, if not most, felt this ruined their lives. A shocking book for me. I’d anticipated that most women simply went on with their lives, happy to have avoided all the problems raising a child without a mar...
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