- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 1580053343
- 条形码: 9781580053341
- 商品尺寸: 14 x 2.1 x 21 cm
- 商品重量: 313 g
- ASIN: 1580053343
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Mamalita: An Adoption Memoir
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美国亚马逊： 79 条评论
What an honest, well written memoir ! Could not put it down!2011年4月4日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
The author holds nothing back and for that I am grateful. She is a gifted writer who takes you on a harrowing journey to finally bring her daughter home. As an adoptive mom who's child died as we where waiting for him in Guatemala I have always wondered about the ins and outs of the conditions of the foster homes. Jessica answered some of those questions for me in her discoveries while waiting in Guatemala and finding out what so many of us never find out. Since the worst happened to us we were no longer so trusting. We scoured every lead to find a reputable agency and lawyer in Guatemala to help us adopt our now 9 yr old son. What a difference! We got him home in 5 mos time. I have always felt for those adopting from Guatemala who where stuck because of a corrupt lawyer and/or agency as we could have been in the same harrowing journey if our first son had survived. Would i have been just as strong!? What bravery this mother had! Wow! We were compelled to find and keep in contact with our sons birth family only months after our son came home. I am glad Jessica went into this about her own family too. Life is a crazy journey for sure. Thank you to Jessica for sharing hers.
Good story2014年2月25日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
I am an adoptive mom of two lovely girls from Guatemala. So this story was intriguing to me. I am saddened to learn of the many hoops adoptive parents must now jump through (well actually had to jump thru before the country closed down). It saddens me because the children are the ones who suffer the most. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this memoir. The writing and editing were both good. I do recommend this book, especially to adoptive parents; or even young adult adoptees in a discovery of what some parents had to go through to get their children to their new homes.
A Must-Read!!!!2010年11月5日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
As an adoptive mother of a child from Guatemala, I could not wait to read Jessica's memoir. I was completely riveted by her description of the process, the emotions of building a family through adoption, the heartbreak of the foster family and her tenacity to bring her daughter home. Her honesty and resourcefulness are truly amazing and I could not put the book down. I read it in one sitting, it was that good! Kudos to Jessica for putting into writing her experiences. What an amazing mother and writer she is. I feel incredibly privileged to have read such a story. This is a must-read for everyone, not just adoptive parents.
so much more than an adoption story2011年10月30日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Mamalita, I started reading this as a mother's journey story, but it turned out to be an international thriller! I couldn't put it down. The shady businessmen, the backdrop of a country ravaged by violence and the naive couple getting caught between the two was so layered and well-drawn I fell for the story completely. I keep the book by my bed and reread scenes just to revisit the complicated world of parenthood started with an idea about adoption, then dragged through cultural and personal upheaval. The mother in the book is so heroic and real, fighting with her bare hands to save a baby caught in someone else's greed and the morally dubious world of baby-brokering. The book is like a spotlight on the complexity of U.S. history in Central America, the detritus of the war against native peoples of Guatemala and the American backed ruthless government. The story of one little girl is a haunting symbol of when love makes a mother, and a mother loves the complicated country she is battling with to take her baby home. The writing is lush and hits straight to the heart. I look forward to this author's next book.
A Hear Stirring Memoir2011年4月5日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Mamalita, Jessica O'Dwyer's heart-stirring memoir about her experience with international adoption, takes readers on an emotional ride as wild and unpredictable as a Guatemala chicken bus. Unable to have children on their own, Jessica and her husband, Tim, turned to adoption from Guatemala. They knew it wouldn't be easy, but they never expected the netherworld of crooked adoption agencies, shady fixers, and Kafkaesque bureaucracy they found in corrupt and crime-ridden Guatemala City. A gut-wrenching tale told in lyrical prose, Mamalita broke my heart then reassembled it whole. It's an ideal selection for book groups. Not since Three Cups of Tea have I been so moved by a story.