The Mistress's Daughter by A. M. Homes

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...this book is a fine thing, the sort to give misery memoirs a good name. But there are questions even the best of books can't answer.
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The acclaimed writer A. M. Homes was given up for adoption before she was born. Her biological mother was a twenty-two-year-old single woman who was having an affair with a much older married man with a family of his own. The Mistress's Daughter is the ruthlessly honest account of what happened when, thirty years later, her birth parents came looking for her. Homes relates how they initially made contact and what happened afterwards, and digs through the family history of both sets of her parents in a twenty-first-century electronic search for self. Daring, heartbreaking, and startlingly funny, Homes's memoir is a brave and profoundly moving consideration of identity and family.
 

About A. M. Homes

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A. M. HOMES is the author of the memoir The Mistress's Daughter and the novels This Book Will Save Your Life, Music for Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, and Jack, as well as the story collections The Safety of Objects and Things You Should Know. She lives in New York City
 
Published April 5, 2007 by Penguin Books. 238 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Blake Morrison on Jun 01 2007

...this book is a fine thing, the sort to give misery memoirs a good name. But there are questions even the best of books can't answer.

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