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Mamalita: An Adoption Memoir Paperback – October 19, 2010
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A scathing critique on a foreign adoption system and the harrowing account of one woman’s attempt to fight it.
—Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2010
On one level, Mamalita is the story of a woman's fight to bring home her Guatemalan-born daughter, in the face of huge obstacles. But Jessica O'Dwyer has written more than an adoption story. Her book explores the nature of parenthoodthe fierce love and loyalty that makes it possible for us to do more than we ever knew we were capable of, inspired by the presence of more love than we knew we had to give. It's a terrific adventure story with an unlikely heroine who discovers, through her fight for her child, that she is stronger and braver than she ever knew. I was rooting for her all the way through to the book's gripping and deeply moving ending.”
Joyce Maynard, author of Labor Day, At Home in the World, To Die For
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One of the best books I've read in a long time. Totally gripping . It was a feast for my mind. And the writing is spot on. Thank you for sharing your lives.Published 4 months ago by A. Young
Was a gift for mom in law who adopted her last child from Guatemala. IT was the perfect gift. She really enjoyed it.Published 10 months ago by Megan Wagner
I really enjoyed reading this book, grabbing all my free moments to get back to it! As an internationally adoptive mom to two, I thought I struggled to bring my kids home, but... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Christine Rhyner
Great book! I related to so much. I live in Honduras now and plan to get to Antigua, Guatemala, next year. Read morePublished on April 18, 2014 by JILL
This was a good read, one that had me appreciate so many things including how lucky I am to have raised my own children, here in the US. Read morePublished on March 24, 2014 by Steve
I wanted to like this book & admire its author, but instead of a memoir it would be better classified as fiction. Read morePublished on October 2, 2013 by Alison Ward
This book has been on my "to read" list for two years. What a journey... it reaffirms many thoughts I've had about the process. Read morePublished on February 16, 2013 by Jaime Salas
In Mamalita, Jessica reveals just how deep one must go into one's self to find the inner resources of strength one needs to survive an adoption journey. Read morePublished on September 16, 2012 by S. A. Smith