I prefer to listen to books, and this one did not disappoint! Caroline Clarke, the author of Postcards from Cookie is the narrator of her story, as she reads her words in her own voice, it made the book much more meaningful to me. Caroline grows up knowing she is adopted, the only child, in a loving family. Seeking medical information, she acquires a bit of her file from the adoption agency, and it contains just enough information that she believes she knows who her birth mother’s family is, and who her birth mother may be. It is a serendipitous situation and a beautiful story. I absolutely loved listening to this book and highly recommend it.
This book was relatable to me as Carlyn grows up with a family of “collectors,” if you will. Her parents hang onto things believing they can reuse them and maybe give some items new life. The trouble is the possessions keep growing and do things really get new life? Growing up the youngest of 4 siblings, Carlyn eventually learns she is adopted. The book is the story of her growing up in a loving family with the growing pains many have with their parents, school, and religion. Then the shocking truth of learning she is adopted. You will enjoy Carlyn’s story following along as she grows up believing she belongs to her family and then her discovering that she is adopted in her sweet memoir Junkyard Girl.
Like many of us, Peter has his misattributed parental discovery later in life when his mother informs him, he is donor conceived. This life-changing information propels Peter on a journey to find familial connections and explore the science and morality behind donor conception. It is a sweet and sometimes riveting story. With the attention of donor conception growing, I highly recommend this book for the education as well as the personal side Peter shares.
This book is riveting! Full of twists, turns, hope, you will find yourself saying, “Oh My God!” What begins as a common miracle, the birth of a perfect baby boy, to loving, happy parents, shock and sadness quickly set in. Before they can even get home, their lives are shattered by the kidnapping of their new angel. A few years later, a boy is found and brought to them, and they presume he is their biological child and adopt him. As a child, Paul discovers he was believed to be the kidnapped boy, and once he becomes a father, he desires the truth. This unbelievable tale will keep you on the edge of your seat. I could not put this book down!