Jessica O'Dwyer

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Jessica O'Dwyer is the adoptive mother to two children born in Guatemala. Her essays have been published in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, Adoptive Families, and West Marin Review. She lives in Northern California. ...more

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Mamalita: An Adoption Memoir

4.01 avg rating — 234 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Mother Mother

4.31 avg rating — 109 ratings4 editions
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She Rode a Harley by Mary Jane Black
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Reading this book felt like having someone tell me a captivating tale I didn’t want to end. I heard the voice of every character and pictured every scene. I longed to dance the Texas Two-Step, eat barbeque and drink iced tea, and learn how to ride a ...more
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So Happiness To Meet You was a joy to read, with descriptions that helped me see Vietnam and dialogue that allowed me to hear the characters’ voices. I kept turning the pages to discover what happened next to Karin, her family, and the marvelous cast ...more
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The Sleep-Deprived Teen by Lisa L. Lewis
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Now I get it—the reasons why my teens groan when the alarm goes off to rouse them for school. Lisa L. Lewis has made me a believer in the absolute necessity for good, healthy sleep and enough of it. The Sleep-Deprived Teen is one of the few books I’v ...more
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This Fierce Blood by Malia Márquez
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This Fierce Blood is a multi-generational saga of strong, rebellious, complicated women connected to the worlds of nature and magical realism. The cultural and historical details of this impressive debut novel kept me absorbed and engaged.
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