The Ghost at Heart's Edge: Stories and Poems on Adoption (IO Series)

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9781556433238: The Ghost at Heart's Edge: Stories and Poems on Adoption (IO Series)

Sixty short stories and poems reveal the sometimes heartbreaking, often affirming tales of adoption. Written from the point of view of birth parents, adoptive parents, and adoptees, this unique anthology spans nations and cultures. Includes works by Isabel Allende, Charles Baxter, Edward Hirsch, Alison Lurie, Joni Mitchell, Alberto Rios, Mary TallMountain, and others.

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Susan Ito teaches writing at the University of California Berkeley’s Extension program. Her short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies.

Tina Cervin is a psychotherapist and poet whose works have been published in Alchemy and Kaleidoscope Kyoto.

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“A generous and prismatic anthology of short stories and poems. . . As promised, the phantoms of mystery mothers, fathers, children, grandparents, and grandchildren do shimmer between the lines of many short stories and poems, the ghosts of could-have-been, the spirits of what-if. . . A vital and unforgettable reading experience for everyone, whether he or she is part of the adoption plexus of not.”
-Donna Seaman, Hungry Mind Review

“A beautifully compiled and evocative collection of writings about the adoption experience which expertly weaves the voices of all members of the adoption community into a tapestry of shared expressions of pain, loss, and joy.”
-Lynn C. Franklin, author of May the Circle be Unbroken: An Intimate Journey into the Heart of Adoption

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