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

Average rating: 4.11 · 304 ratings · 94 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
Mamalita: An Adoption Memoir

4.03 avg rating — 221 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Mother Mother

4.33 avg rating — 83 ratings4 editions
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Jessica O'Dwyer and 1 other person liked P Taylor's review of Mother Mother:
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"The mothers at the core of Jessica O’Dwyer’s novel love their children. As in all families, mistakes are made, good intentions go bad, tantrums are thrown. But these mothers are strong and fierce and determined to do their best for their child. The s" Read more of this review »
Jessica O'Dwyer and 2 other people liked Lori Holden's review of Mother Mother:
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"I devoured this book during the summer of COVID-tine. The dual storylines captivated me and the characters stayed with me through the days even when the novel wasn't in my hands.

As a writer in the world of adoption, I especially loved the way the mai" Read more of this review »
Jessica O'Dwyer and 2 other people liked Jill Dobbe's review of Mother Mother:
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"An intriguing novel about international adoption. A fictional story, but some parts could easily be true. A husband and wife go through the adoption process in Guatemala, but because of a ruthless government and rules that make no sense, it takes fiv" Read more of this review »
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