Sunday, January 8, 2012
January's Hometown Track, Minnesota Author in the Spotlight, Jacob Wheeler is giving away one copy of his nonfiction book to a Booksnob follower who lives in the United States or Canada.
Here is the synopsis from Goodreads:
“An adoption professional once told me, ‘At its best, there is no adoption system as good as Guatemala’s. At its worst, there is none worse.’”—from the foreword by Kevin Kreutner
In Between Light and Shadow veteran journalist Jacob Wheeler puts a human face on the Guatemalan adoption industry, which has exploited, embraced, and sincerely sought to improve the lives of the Central American nation’s poorest children. Fourteen-year-old Ellie, abandoned at age seven and adopted by a middle-class family from Michigan, is at the center of this story. Wheeler re-creates the painful circumstances of Ellie’s abandonment, her adoption and Americanization, her search for her birth mother, and her joyous and haunting return to Guatemala, where she finds her teenage brothers—unleashing a bond that transcends language and national borders.
Between Light and Shadow Contest Rules:
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Contest Ends 1/31 at midnight.