Book of Sarahs (Paperback)Catherine McKinley (author)
Paperback Published: 25/09/2003
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"McKinley writes beautifully in this debut memoir, never resorting to sentimentality or easy emotions within this tangled web of emotional and family secrets." -- Publishers Weekly . Catherine McKinley was one of only a few thousand African American and bi-racial children adopted by white couples in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Raised in a small, white New England town, she grew up with a persistent longing.After a five-year search marked by disappointment, she finds her birth mother and a half-sister named Sarah, the name originally given to her. When she locates her birth father and several of his eleven other children, she is then confronted with a revelation that threatens to destabilize all she has uncovered.In telling of her struggles, McKinley challenges us to rethink our own preconceptions about race, loyalty, and love.
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 19 mm
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