Book Reviews of ITHAKA: A Daughter's Memoir of Being Found

ITHAKA: A Daughter's Memoir of Being Found
ITHAKA A Daughter's Memoir of Being Found
Author: Sarah Saffian
ISBN-13: 9780465036189
ISBN-10: 046503618X
Publication Date: 11/1998
Pages: 308
Rating:
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2.3 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Basic Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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A fascinating and deep memoir of a woman who is contacted by her birth parents almost 24 years after they gave her up for adoption. Complicated and emotional. I highly recommend this book.
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When 23-year-old Sarah Saffian picked up the phone in January 1993 and heard a woman's voice on the other end say, "I think I'm your birth mother," she embarked on a journey both longed for and feared by almost all adopted children, the parents who raised them, and the ones who gave them up. Saffian's case was unusual: her birth parents eventually married and had three more children, her full-blood siblings. She honestly depicts her feelings of wariness and sometimes annoyance as they gently pressed her for a reunion. It was three years before Saffian felt ready to visit Hannah Morgan and Adam Leyder.