Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Photo: The Hunt Family circa 1988, when my first book was published.
Accidental Poet asked for a list of my books that contain an adoption thread. I had to look over the complete list, but I think I've got them all:
THE ADOPTION OPTION nonfiction and out of print (so you'd have to find a used copy of this one!) but it's our adoption story. The first part of the tale, anyway.
LOVING SOMEONE ELSE'S CHILD. Also nonfiction and out of print, but expands to include foster parenting, aunts, uncles, grandparents and stepparents who step in to love other people's bio children.
THE STORY JAR. My novella, "The Yellow Sock" is also our story, only slightly fictionalized. I used my actual "waiting" journal to write it.
THE NOTE--adoption thread.
THE PEARL--adoption thread.
THE DEBT--adoption provides a major plot point.
THE SHADOW WOMEN--yep, Moses was adopted.
I think that's it. Since adoption has played such a large part in our family life, I suppose it's only natural that it should show up in my work, even when it's only a "thread."