Kristi Dixon's Reviews > The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade

The Girls Who Went Away by Ann Fessler
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Mar 10, 2009

really liked it
Read in March, 2009

I'm embarrassed to say that prior to reading this book it never even occurred to me that this heavily marginalized group even existed. This book is a great example of breaking the silence on yet another issue that has been kept secret for way too long.
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Miller Sherling Exactly. I hadn't thought about them either, and that's the point. They were busy pretending to forget, while dying inside, which allowed society to truly forget, because the whole thing was a non-event.

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