[Book Review] The Mothers

An AF reader gives her take on The Mothers, a novel about the labyrinth process of trying to adopt.

Books about adoption

Scribner; 2016

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“I heard an interview with Jennifer Gilmore on Fresh Air and I thought she made the process sound miserable—a ridiculously long wait with one scam after another. But I was really impressed with how balanced the book was. She got so many of the details right—the way a relationship with a friend changes when she has a baby and you’re still waiting, the info meetings at the agency—at times, it felt like she just changed a few names and published a (well-written, well-edited) diary of her adoption wait.” —MIRIAM

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