Blood Strangers: A Memoir

Blood Strangers A Memoir A powerful and nuanced tale about the search for family Blood Strangers is a captivating multigenerational story of an alternative family In her memoir Katherine A Briccetti writes about three gener

  • Title: Blood Strangers: A Memoir
  • Author: Katherine A. Briccetti
  • ISBN: 9781597141307
  • Page: 269
  • Format: Paperback
  • A powerful and nuanced tale about the search for family Blood Strangers is a captivating, multigenerational story of an alternative family In her memoir, Katherine A Briccetti writes about three generations of missing fathers her father s closed adoption in the 1930s, her own adoption by her stepfather in the 1960s, and finally, the second parent adoption of her sons byA powerful and nuanced tale about the search for family Blood Strangers is a captivating, multigenerational story of an alternative family In her memoir, Katherine A Briccetti writes about three generations of missing fathers her father s closed adoption in the 1930s, her own adoption by her stepfather in the 1960s, and finally, the second parent adoption of her sons by her partner in the 1990s Fascinated from an early age by the holes in her family tree, Briccetti takes it upon herself to search for her father s birth parents As her search begins to reveal tantalizing clues about the family she never knew, she is forced to confront her own tenuous relationship with her two fathers the father who gave her up as a little girl and the stepfather she struggles to connect with in her adult years But when she forms her own family with Pam, her longtime partner, Briccetti learns that families can be made under many different circumstances.
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    • Literary Mama says:

      Katherine Briccetti's debut memoir Blood Strangers is a brave book, written by a mother contemplating the question of fatherhood for the sake of her sons, and also, perhaps more poignantly, for herself. Spanning three generations of adoptions, this story is blessed by the author's restless intelligence and sensitive heart. She finds herself perplexed by her choices and caught in the wake of her past -- a past fraught with divorce, dislocation, and multiple missing fathers.--read the rest of CHRI [...]

    • Mary says:

      I really enjoyed this book. The author's writing pulls you into her story, making you want to keep reading to find out what happens next. Even more compelling is the fact that this is about her life and her biological father's and her two sons. I like Kathy like genealogy, but she had some serious searching that she did and search she did, I admire her sleuthing skills! Thank you Kathy for sharing your story!

    • Candace Walsh says:

      This book is very well-written, very readable. I found myself sucked in to her quest to find sheared-off branches of her family tree. It's also a wonderful book about being surprised by falling deliciously in same-sex love.

    • Susi says:

      A well-crafted memoir about what constitutes family (hint: it's not just DNA). What a pleasure to read a book with interesting content that's also got beautiful language--too often it seems you only get one or the other!

    • B. Lynn says:

      I am savoring the eloquent description and the narrator's deepening revelations.

    • Lissa Notreallywolf says:

      This was a bookgroup pick, under nonfiction. It was a quick read, but suffered from a journalistic presentation, and was openly confessional. I could not relate to the author's fascination with genealogy, although she did a good job of setting up the mysteries to solve. I left with an unclear vision of how she regarded the sacred mythology od the nuclear family, although the book makes it clear that there have been alternative family structures throughout history, and they repeat in families. If [...]

    • Rhonda Rae Baker says:

      This memoir was absolutely divineI devoured it and am inspired to continue my search for Blood Strangers. Knowing where you came from and establishing 'roots' in the earth is necessary and important for all of us. Thank you KatherineI can't praise your story enough, wish I could give it ten stars!!!!

    • Marylinda Wells says:

      REALLY enjoyed this book! Knowing some of the members of the family made the story even more poignant for me. Of course I realize most readers will not be in this situation, but the story is interesting whether or not one knows members of the family! Definitely recommend this book to anyone searching for "lost" relatives.

    • Lost Hope says:

      A different kind of a reading. In my country LBGT community is not encouraged at all.For me, this opened a new door to wisdom. It made me think so much. It makes you respect every human being.

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