Sunday, January 1, 2012

January-Hometown Track Author in the Spotlight

January-Hometown Track Author in the Spotlight

Happy New Year!!
Happy January!

This month I am featuring a very interesting author, whom I met at the Minnesota Book Fair.  His name is Jacob Wheeler and he wrote an investigative, special interest book on the adoption process in Guatemala.  Do you know anyone who has adopted kids from Guatemala??  I do and I think this book will prove to be valuable for anyone interested in international adoption and world wide issues.

Jacob's book is:  Between Light and Shadow.  A Guatemalan Girl's Journey Through Adoption.
Here is the synopsis from Goodreads:

Between Light and Shadow: A 
Guatemalan Girl's Journey through Adoption
“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. 

In January you can expect a book review of Between Light and Shadow, an author interview, a guest post and a contest.

I hope you have a great start to the New Year.
Looking forward to reading Great books this year!

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