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

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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.
 

About Bunny Crumpacker

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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.
 
Published May 3, 2011 by Union Square Press. 224 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Copywriter Picariello writes about how she succeeded in tracking down her birth mother in 1996 after a two-year search.

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Told in alternating voices, Crumpacker and Picariello's memoir looks at the adoption process from two distinct perspectives: the mother who decides to put her child up for adoption and the daughter being put up for adoption.

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