Adoption stories in modern novels; #adoption is everywhere, whether you like it or not, Joan M Wheeler or Doris or whatever you call yourself.

for all those affected by adoption…it’s everywhere

Reclaiming the Sippel-Herr Family Honor

Memoirs are just ‘constructions’ of one’s life and not necessarily THE truth! Joan/Doris continues to CONSTRUCT her ‘true’ life story (more on that at the end of this post).

First here is a book review…of sorts

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry  By Gabrielle Zevin

Generally not my choice to read, it was chosen by a book club. While the jacket stuff sounded interesting and even intriguing, on the whole the story is too light weight, full of contemporary references and views that do not interest me. I wondered whom the ‘audience’ was that the author was trying to reach. While it is true that in many stories there are ‘twists’ that are not anticipated. The twists in this story somehow missed their marks.

Much of the writing and ‘ideas’ seem too contrived (invented or fabricated) going back and forth from juvenile to more a mature thinking; for example, the…

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