Jessica Lost: A Story of Birth, Adoption & The Meaning of Motherhood

Jessica Lost: A Story of Birth, Adoption & The Meaning of Motherhood

by Bunny Crumpacker, Jil Picariello
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Jessica Lost: A Story of Birth, Adoption & The Meaning of Motherhood by Bunny Crumpacker, Jil Picariello

A mother and her child, lost and then found again after four decades: this extraordinary story of love, loss, and reunion is told in alternating voices by the two women, each relating her own powerful experience.
For the mother, it's the tale of an unhappy marriage followed by betrayal, a pregnancy of uncertain paternity, and the heartrending decision to give up her newborn. The daughter's search begins 40 years later, as she slowly, painstakingly, stitches together her story.
These intertwined tales give us two unforgettable points of view of a remarkable journey-and of the multiple meanings of motherhood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402775703
Publisher: Union Square Press
Publication date: 05/03/2011
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Bunny Crumpacker was the author of seven books, including The Sex Life of Food. J.S. Picariello is a copywriter for ad agencies and magazines including New York, People, Parenting, and Reader's Digest.

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Jessica Lost: A Story of Birth, Adoption & The Meaning of Motherhood 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book. Haven't read much about the psychology of adoption and thought the authors really did a good job of painting a realistic picture from both the birth mother and daughter's sides.. very intersting, Well written.
V_Klur More than 1 year ago
The book is exactly as described...A Story of Birth, Adoption and the Meaning of Motherhood. It is extremely well-written, a real page-turner. Every sentence in this factual book is filled by emotions that most of us can associate with. I enjoyed it to the fullest and trust you will too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would read it again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I kinda struggled through this book. It seemed like work to read it. I just waited for her to say something nice about the woman who raised her. In the final chapters, I finally was interested in the authors' stories. I finally got it. In the end, it was worth the effort to read it. In the end I felt I finally understood Jessica/Jil and her feelings and I feel many people could identify with her. Not just adopted people but children of single parents or people who lost their parents at a young age...everyone wants to know the pieces that make up their puzzle. They want to feel whole. It was rough, I didn't like Jessica/Jil at first, but in the end I thank her for sharing her story. I think it puts thoughts and feelings in writing that many people deal with daily.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just a little off but ok
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It starts off kinda slow and goes back and forth from biological mom to adopted daughter. But it is a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really wonderful book! I can relate to this because I am adopted.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read for all mothers out there!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really heartwarming book. I loved it very much. I recommend this book to romance junkies like me.
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I really enjoyed this book this is must read, especially if you are a mother!
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