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The Goodbye Baby: Adoptee Diaries

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Anyone who was adopted or who has adopted a child will find The Goodbye Baby a comforting and inspiring read. It takes one on a journey through the thorny issues of adoption, a search for healing, and an inspiring finale.
Paperback, 312 pages
Published July 5th 2012 by Authorhouse
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Luanne Castle
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
After I finished reading this marvelous book, I had an opportunity to interview the author for my blog dontwelookalike.com.
I found it difficult to put down Elaine Pinkerton’s published diary The Goodbye Baby once I began reading. At first, I was caught up in the mind of an adolescent girl who is both intelligent and a little clueless about herself. Ultimately, I was drawn into the struggles of the woman the girl had become.
The book’s subtitle is A Diary about Adoption, and while only a tiny prop
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Darlene Otet
Sep 19, 2015 rated it liked it
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. This book was mostly excerpts from a lifetime of diaries, and was quite enjoyable to read. A lifetime of thoughts and memories. It felt at times that I was missing something, as the excerpts would skip periods of time. At other times it felt quite repetitive. This is due to the repetitiveness of her life, and she wanted to show that she continued to do the same things over and over again during her childhood and adult life. I think eve ...more
SALLY WHITE
Aug 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Thank you Goodreads for sending me this book. This is a heartfelt book based on true facts. Although sad an difficult to read at times, the author really gets over what an awful childhood she had. I’m sure that people who have been adopted will be able to relate to the journey the book takes you through
Christy
Dec 31, 2012 rated it liked it
I thought this was an interesting look at history, both the personal story of an individual and the occasional references to public events.

I wrote a blog post about it, trying to look at the messages it holds.
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Elaine Pinkerton, author and educator, avid hiker and grandmother of three, holds MA degrees in literature from the University of Virginia and from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Writing is her first love, but she’s held many other jobs, including ski coach, technical writer, defensive driving instructor, and elementary school librarian.

She is a freelance journalist, with articles pub
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