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A moving story of adoption during a different era told with respect and love
on 14 June 2014
The first part of the book seemed to me to have been written by a different voice which almost lost my attention, however I am pleased I persevered as it really is a story of a very different era and has belatedly given me more of an understanding of my own mother. The extraordinary aspect of the book, at least for me as a woman, is the empathy and compassion the author shows towards his biological mother in particular how she might have felt when parting from him after a month in such an amazingly unconventional way. I,Was left with a few unanswered questions which I won't mention here since the author has possibly chosen to leave them out deliberately but they do leave me wondering, which is actually quite a good way to end a story. I have known several adopted children whose search for belonging seemed to overshadow their lives whereas this is a story with a really satisfying and heartwarming result. Sadly, the stories I have known have not always had such love nor similarly happy endings. I would recommend this book to young people who are themselves struggling to find their own identity as a result of having been adopted.