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Book Giveaway: Make Me a Mother


Susanne Paola Antonetta is giving away one copy of her newly-released memoir, Make Me a Mother.


From the press release:

Susanne Antonetta adopts an infant from Seoul, South Korea. After meeting their six-month-old son, Jin, at the airport—an incident made memorable when Susanne, so eager to meet her son, is chased down by security—Susanne and her husband learn lessons common to all parents, such as the lack of sleep and the worry and joy of loving a child. They also learn lessons particular to their own family: not just how another being can take over your life but how to let an entire culture in, how to discuss birth parents who gave up a child, and the tricky steps required to navigate race in America.

In the end, her relationship with her son teaches Susanne to understand her own troubled childhood and to forgive and care for her own aging parents. Susanne comes to realize how, time and time again, all families have to learn to adopt one another.

About the Author:  Susanne Paola Antonetta is the author of Body Toxic, a New York Times Notable Book, an American Book Award winner, and a Library Journal Best Science book of the year, as well as A Mind Apart, winner of the NAMI/Ken Johnson award and an Oprah’s Bookshelf pick. She is author of four books of poetry and coauthor of Tell It Slant: Creating, Refining and Publishing Creative Nonfiction. Her essays and poems have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Orion, Seneca Review and many anthologies, including Short Takes and Lyric Postmodernisms. She lives in Bellingham, Washington, with her husband and son.

Read more about Susanne on her website. Read Literary Mama contributor Andrea Lani's review here.


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