The Adoption Book of the Day for today is “Ithaka: A Daughter’s Memoir of Being Found” by Sarah Saffian!
In this fantastic memoir, Sarah Saffian discusses how her life was completely changed from one single phone call. Adopted as an infant, Sarah was living a happy life in New York when she suddenly receives a phone call from a woman who claims to be her birthmother. From this point onward, Sarah begins to question all of the concepts of family, identity, and self. This book covers Saffian’s story from the moment her birth parent’s “found” her to ultimately a reunion.
This amazingly compassionate story is topped only by Sarah Saffian’s phenomenal writing ability. Her “luminous prose” fully captivates readers and completely communicates Sarah’s perspective throughout the book.
Ithaka is a vital true story that any adoptee can read. Furthermore, Saffian is able to write towards all members of the adoption triad. As stated in the summary on the back of the book, “Ithaka” is sure to touch anyone who has grappled with who they are”.
If you are interested in reading “Ithaka: A Daughter’s Memoir of Being Found”, you can order it at Tapestry Books!