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My Family, A Symphony: A Memoir of Global Adoption

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2010

    This is THE book for your family and friends for the holidays!

    This is one of the most honest, beautifully written adoption books available. But My Family, A Symphony, it is much more than an adoption story. It is about coming of age, growing up in the Midwest, and the complex nuances of family relationships. This book will make you cry, laugh, and wish you could be a part of the author's next adventure!

    As an adult adoptee from Korea, I appreciate this book for what is says about international adoption--as a reader--I appreciate how well it is written.

    I am buying 10 copies for now since this is at the top of my Christmas list for friends and family.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2011


    Informative, funny, thought-provoking all at the same time!

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  • Posted December 10, 2010

    Sensitive Treatment of Fascinating Topic

    Eske examines his family's experience with internationally adopted siblings and also the political and economic morass that create orphans. It is funny, tender and provacative. He reconciles his distance with his siblings and triumphantly reclaims the knowlege that we are all a small circle of mankind.

    The story will resonate with those who have travelled the same path; others may misunderstand elements because they read it with a limited perspective of one who has not experienced such a reality. And while the story is a celebration of triumph over adversity, it does not have a pretty ending tied up in a bow.

    This is a must read for all adoptive parents and anyone interested in global child welfare.

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