2 X The Mistress’s Daughter by A.M. Homes
Weight: 11 oz
Method of Disposal: Donating or giving to you if you ask
I have two copies of this book that are in brand new condition. One was given to me by my dear friend Sarah and the other I kind of inherited. I can’t let someone just trash an A.M. Homes book so I took it! As some of you are aware, A.M. Homes is one of my favorite fiction authors. This book is her memoir. You can imagine how excited I was when I first saw that it was available.
While I do much prefer her fiction, I was invested in this book. I came in with bias, but I do not really care. It is about Homes wrestling with being adopted, trying to find her biological parents, and connecting with her genealogy. I agree with other reviewers that the book’s strength is in the beginning and the weakness seems to be at the end. I cannot comment on how accurate of a portrayal this is of what it feels like to be adopted. I have no idea. But, I do not know why it has to be that. It is a portrayal of how it was for A.M. Homes and that is enough.
She is an excellent author, and I liked this book. I think I would give it a 3 star rating on a 5 star scale. If you would like your very own copy or know someone who would, please let me know.