Books to curl up with: a librarian's musings

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Moving on from the poodle

I was introduced to Jeanne Laskas with her book about moving from the city to the country in Fifty Acres and a Poodle. The new book is Growing Girls. She recounts tales of raising her two daughters from China. I loved her tales of being the non-supermom. Thee boom of animals on the farm also made for great tales.

I must admit as the mother of a daughter from another country, that I found the chapter, where she considers how some people view international adoption as some kind of racist explotation of the poor, hard. She handled this chapter very sensitively.

The bulk of the book however is fun. It was fun to visit Jeanne and her family again.


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