Stranger Care: A Memoir of Loving What Isn't Ours

Author(s): Sarah Sentilles


Sarah Sentilles, the ground-breaking and highly-acclaimed author of Draw Your Weapons, returns in 2021 with Stranger Care, a powerful and extraordinary memoir about her experiences adopting a child in America. Sarah and her husband make the decision to adopt, and after several years and an involved process, they come to take in a baby in need of immediate care.

With the goal of this process ultimately a reunion with the birth family, Sarah explores what it means to care for a child that is not your own and who you may one day have to give up.

This is a heartrending account of the foster care system in the US told through the prism of a Sentille's own (harrowing) experience of choosing to adopt a child. It is essentially a meditation, or wolf howl, on motherhood in all its manifestations. The writing is sublime and compelling with stunning asides to nature writing and mothering in the plant and animal kingdoms. Philosophical, poetic, political--this stunning account illuminates/considers the true meaning of kinship. Molly


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  • : 9781922330956
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : 0.51
  • : April 2021
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  • : books

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  • : 352
  • : 362.734092273
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : Sarah Sentilles