The Girls Who Went Away
- The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade
- Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
- Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-08-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
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By Kim Kavanagh on 01-05-17
Sad but True ... and Helpful
What did you love best about The Girls Who Went Away?
The stories were heartwrenching. Each of them different but all connected in the heartache. I have my own story, and it's different and yet the same. It was healing for me and I recommend, HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who has given up and I use 'given up' purposefully, their baby for adoption.
What did you like best about this story?
The honesty. The chance for a happy ending.
What does Coleen Marlo bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
This was my first audio book so it's hard for me to answer, but I enjoyed the listening.
What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?
There are a lot of secrets out there. A lot of young girls being shamed and traumatized by the way society views teen pregnancy and it's so unfair. These girls were just the ones who got found out, all the girls, or most of them anyway were having sex.
Any additional comments?
I read this book as recommended by my social worker as I was working on finding my son. It was like I had a friend and I highly recommend it. P.S. I found my son and life is good. Next week for the first time in 40 years I get to wish him a happy birthday. Can not wait!!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By Sean on 02-20-17
wow....I am an adoptee and a birthmom
it was an intense emotional book. it put words to some of the struggles I had in my heart that I didn't have words for before. it opened my heart to the women who suffer in silence. it gave me a new perspective on my birthmom and my brothers birthmom.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful