ITHAKA A Daughter's Memoir of Being Found review ´ 3


10 thoughts on “ITHAKA A Daughter's Memoir of Being Found

  1. says:

    I wish my birth daughter would read this book This book was helpful for me to be able to understand a little where she is coming from why she doesn't want any contact with me at this point I think all birth parents adoptees should read it

  2. says:

    Although this memoir has all the raw material to be very compelling I can't even tell you how many times I just wanted to shout at

  3. says:

    Like the author I too was adopted in 1969 Instead of having been found I searched with mixed results I think Saff

  4. says:

    The title of this book is taken from C P Cavafy’s poem “Ithaka” which was read at Jacueline Kennedy’s funeral “Keep Ithaka always in your mind Arriving there is what you are destined for But do not hurry the journey at all Better if it lasts for years so you are old by the time you reach the island wealthy with all you have gained on the way not expecting Ithaka to make you rich” Sarah Saffian rec

  5. says:

    As an adoptee this book was very moving for me I have often wondered how I would react if my birth parents suddenly appeared in my life so it was interesting to read someone's account of that happening I would definitely recommend this book to other adoptees as well as adoptive parents and birth parents who gave a child

  6. says:

    If you have experienced or are considering adoption you should read this book It really captures the complexities of being adopted and balancing relationships with birth parents and adoptive parents

  7. says:

    Started off well Very engrossing and interesting But then became repetitive and slow The pay off in the end was too brief and of an epilogue

  8. says:

    Full disclosure I read this through the eyes of an adoptive mother The writing was excellent precise and ample w

  9. says:

    A fascinating memoir about a daughter who receives a phone call in her twenties from her biological mother One of those books that proves that reality truly is stranger and often compelling than fiction

  10. says:

    While heartfelt this story was difficult for me to get through because of the style of writing However I would still recommend it to people who are trying to comprehend their personal adoption It's an interesting perspective

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review Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö Sarah Saffian

ITHAKA A Daughter's Memoir of Being Found

The voice Daughter's Memoir Kindle #211 on the other end of the line was soft yet forthright Sarah my name is Hannah Morgan I think I'm your birth motherThe phone call wholly unexpected instantly turned Sarah Saffian's world upside down threatening her sense of family identity self Adopted as an infant twenty ITHAKA A MOBI #2. Like the author I too was adopted in 1969 Instead of having been found I searched with mixed results I think Saffian does not realize how fortunate she is to have been loved and wanted by both sets of parents adoptive and biological She has no idea how devastating a second rejection can be Although her experience and perspective is very different from my own it was interesting to follow her narrative to see what if anything she had learned how she had changed A good first pass at what it feels like to be adopted that is by no means universal On the other hand I must say if anyone can bemoan being wanted it is Saffian Saffian admits in the afterword that she has been surprised to find that many adoptees consider her attitude toward her birthparents ungrateful While Saffian is not always forgiving or sympathetic towards them she is nevertheless honest about her own experience Just when I nearly gave up on Saffian and her memoir for its myopic tendencies Saffian started seeing a therapist and expanding her horizons and becoming a little self aware and almost yes almost likeable

review ITHAKA A Daughter's Memoir of Being Found

24 three years before living happily in New York Sarah had been found by her biological parents despite her reluctance to embrace themIn this searing lyrical memoir Sarah chronicles her painful journey from confusion and anger to acceptance and finally reunion but not until three soul searching years had passed A Daughter's M. If you have experienced or are considering adoption you should read this book It really captures the complexities of being adopted and balancing relationships with birth parents and adoptive parents Tall man riding. reluctance to embrace themIn this searing lyrical memoir Sarah chronicles her painful journey from confusion and anger to acceptance and finally The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory reunion but not until three soul searching years had passed A Daughter's M. If you have experienced or are considering adoption you should The Big Golden Book of Poetry read this book It NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner's WCW really captures the complexities of being adopted and balancing Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, relationships with birth parents and adoptive parents

review Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö Sarah Saffian

Emoir Epub #218 In spare luminous prose Sarah Saffian crafts a powerful story of self discovery and belonging a deeply personal memoir A Daughter's Memoir of Being PDFEPUB or told with grace elouence and compassion At once heartbreaking and profoundly uplifting Ithaka is sure to touch anyone who has grappled with who they are. Started off well Very engrossing and interesting But then became repetitive and slow The pay off in the end was too brief and of an epilogue The Eagle & the Nightingales (Bardic Voices, repetitive and slow The pay off in the end was too brief and of an epilogue

  • Paperback
  • 324
  • ITHAKA A Daughter's Memoir of Being Found
  • Sarah Saffian
  • English
  • 10 July 2019
  • 9780385334518