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The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade

 
 
 
 
The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades  Before Roe v. Wade
Author: Ann Fessler
ISBN 13: 9780143038979
ISBN 10: 143038974
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2007-06-26
Format: Paperback
Pages: 362
List Price: $17.00
 
 

In this deeply moving and myth-shattering work, Ann Fessler brings out into the open for the first time the astonishing untold history of the million and a half women who surrendered children for adoption due to enormous family and social pressure in the decades before Roe v. Wade. An adoptee who was herself surrendered during those years and recently made contact with her mother, Ann Fessler brilliantly brings to life the voices of more than a hundred women, as well as the spirit of those times, allowing the women to tell their stories in gripping and intimate detail.

San Francisco Chronicle

Journalism of the first order, moving and informative in equal measure.