Friday, April 30, 2010

Third Book...

I finished this book about a week or so ago, I thought it was really good and interesting. The book was called The Mistress's Daughter, and it was about :

An adopted child, Homes was contacted by her biological mother for the first time in 1992, when Homes was 31. She discovers that her mother had become pregnant while having an affair with a married man, the owner of the dress shop in the Washington, D.C., area where she had worked since she was 15. Their child was one of 1 million or more babies given up at birth during a phase in American history when single mothers were shunned. Homes' birth mother never married, never had another child.

I thought this quote basically summed up the book best:

"The fragile, fragmented narrative, the thin line of story, the plot of my life, has been abr uptly recast. I am dealing with the divide between sociology and biology: the chemical necklace of DNA that wraps around the neck sometimes like a beautiful ornament -- our birthright, our history -- and other times like a choke chain."

It was really interesting to hear the story from her perspective, and to see her express her lifetime hopes vs. reality of what was true.


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