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Baby Boat: A Memoir of Adoption
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Baby Boat: A Memoir of Adoption by Patty Dann

So begins the poignant chronicle of Patty Dans journey to adopt an infant from Eastern Europe. A story that will resonate with anyone who is trying to adopt, The Baby Boat is written in the form of episodic journal entries beginning in September 1994. Danns moving memoir recounts with wry humor the hurdles she and her husband Willem encountered at every step of their emotional odyssey, from the tedious preparation of paperwork and the frustrating, seemingly endless waiting, through the heartbreaking loss of the infant girl who might have been their adoptive daughter, to their giddily joyous flight home to New York City from Lithuania with their bright-pink-cheeked infant son in their arms -- a family at last.<P>The author of the acclaimed fiction debut Mermaids (made into a feature film starring Cher and Winona Ryder), Patty Dann combines an eloquent style with humor in an emotional, absorbing memoir that reads like a novel. The only work of its kind for adoptive, parents, The Baby Boat is ripe to amass the cult following of Anne Lamotts Operating Instructions.

Author: Patty Dann

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 272

Publisher: Hyperion

Publication Date: 1998-05-01

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ISBN: 0786863803


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