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
Moving, honest, learned so much about something I didn't think of/didn't know.
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, ...
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