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Surrendered child : a birth mother's journey

Author: Karen Salyer McElmurray
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Surrendered Child is Karen Salyer McElmurray's account of her journey from the teenager who put her new-born child up for adoption to the woman desperately searching for the son she never knew. In a patchwork narrative interwoven with dark memories from her childhood, McElmurray treads where few dare - into a gritty, honest exploration of the loss a birth mother experiences." "The year was 1973, a time of social  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Case studies
Named Person: Karen Salyer McElmurray; Karen Salyer McElmurray
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Salyer McElmurray
ISBN: 082032681X 9780820326818 1588180387 9781588180384 0820328235 9780820328232
OCLC Number: 46366274
Description: 249 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Birth day --
Mother, come at night --
Hunger --
Flight --
Sacred heart --
Frozen Niagara --
What we remember and what we forget --
Lovers --
Maria Milagrosa --
A gift, freely bestowed.
Responsibility: Karen Salyer McElmurray.


This is Karen Salyer McElmurray's raw, poignant account of her journey from her teen years, when she put her newborn child up for adoption, to adulthood and a desperate search for the son she never  Read more...


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