Adoptive Families’ Summer Reading Guide
It’s July, and time for Adoptive Families’ yearly crop of summer reading picks. Below, you’ll find powerful adoption memoir excerpts. To the right, you’ll see our first annual Best Adoption Books list. Visit AF’s bookstore for even more recommendations. Happy reading!
Love in the Driest Season
by Neely Tucker
“She blinked again. Then she reached out and, in a wobbling gesture, wrapped her hand around my little finger....” Read more.
by Jeff Gammage
“These kids, with their wan smiles and growling stomachs, follow you across the ocean, move into your house....” Read more.
The Mistress’s Daughter
by A.M. Homes
“I have allowed this because I understand the need for proof, for some true measure of our relationship....” Read more.
AF PICKS: Best Memoirs
•The Waiting Child, by Cindy Champnella
•I Wish for You a Beautiful Life, Sara
•Borrowed Finery, by Paula Fox
•ITHAKA: A Daughter’s Memoir of Being
Found, by Sarah Saffian
•The Kid, by Dan Savage
•In Their Own Voices, by Rita J. Simon and
Rhonda M. Roorda
•An Empty Lap, by Jill Smolowe
•Love in the Driest Season, by Neely
•The Adoption Reader, Susan Wadia-Ells,
•Secret Thoughts of an Adoptive Mother, by
AF PICKS: Best Adoption Storybooks
•Sam’s Sister, by Juliet C. Bond; illustrated
by Dawn Majewski
•How I Was Adopted, by Joanna Cole;
illustrated by Maxie Chambliss