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When You Never Said Goodbye : An Adoptee's Search for Her Birth Mother: A Novel in Poems and Journal
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A student at NYU in Greenwich Village, Liz McLane is pursuing her dream of becoming a poet and, at the same time, determined to find her birth mother, no matter what the results may be. Through her journals, Liz records her struggle to navigate adoption bureaucracy and laws. In spare and poignant poems, she confides her fears and her prayers. Could her birth mother be the unknown guitarist in Washington Square Park, who sings a soulful song in a strangely familiar voice? Against a backdrop of college life—classes on Edna O’Brien and Billy Collins and an active social life—and with the help of her sister, friends, and a private investigator, Liz summons the courage to face the truth about her mother and herself. This is an unforgettable novel full of heart that addresses the primary questions all adoptees must answer for themselves: who was the woman who gave me life, and why did she decide to give me away? Based on author Meg Kearney’s own experiences.
Number of Pages: 273
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Age Range: Teen
Author: Meg Kearney
Street Date: March 21, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-5686
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