Thursday, March 02, 2017

Ten top books about adopted children

Kate Hamer's new novel is The Doll Funeral. One of her ten top books about adopted children, as shared at the Guardian:
The Cider House Rules by John Irving

Homer Wells is a long-term resident of an orphanage and spends his days “being of use” to the director Dr Wilbur Larch. Although Larch’s technique is to maintain a distance from the orphans so they can be resettled into families, Homer is returned so many times that Larch’s boundaries eventually break down. The book shows how adoption can mean many things and Homer’s identity becomes bound up with his institution, so much so that he is known as “the boy who belonged to St Clouds”.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue