The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe V. Wade

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$18.00  $16.56
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Penguin Group
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Pages
362
Dimensions
5.58 X 8.42 X 0.8 inches | 0.73 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780143038979

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About the Author

Ann Fessler is professor of photography at Rhode Island School of Design and a specialist in video-installation art. She won a prestigious Radcliffe Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, for 2004, to complete her extensive research for this book. She is also the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts; the LEF Foundation, Boston; the Rhode Island Foundation; the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities; Art Matters, New York; and the Maryland State Arts Council. An adoptee herself, she begins and ends the book with the story of her own successful quest to find her birth mother.

Reviews

"Journalism of the first order, moving and informative in equal measure." --San Francisco Chronicle

"A remarkably well-researched and accomplished book." --The New York Times Book Review

"A wrenching, riveting book."--Chicago Tribune

"Haunting." --People