February 4, 2008

You don't have to be adopted to connect to the themes of mysterious origins and a yearning to belong. Perhaps your father died when you were young and your mother refused to talk about him. Or your mother had an early, unhappy marriage of which you are a lasting remind...

December 24, 2007

I loved Christmas in England. Liberated from boarding school, I loved decorating the tree with family ornaments; the Pez and tangerine in my stocking; and the white pillowcase near the fireplace Christmas morning filled with toys. Lunch in the dining room, turkey or ro...

December 8, 2007

My new friend Mary is from India where, she says, children are rarely told they're adopted. "Children are considered priceless treasures," she told me "and adopted children are protected very closely," even from knowledge of their own genesis. Well meaning, but how eff...

November 24, 2007

My publisher confirms that Swimming Up the Sun will be available in early 2008.

Look for it at amazon.com or a bookstore near you.

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