The English American

The English American

Book - 2008
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Based on her critically-acclaimed one-woman comedy show of the same name, Alison Larkin plumbs her personal history to create a hilarious, poignant, and compulsively readable first novel about nature versus nurture.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008.
ISBN: 9781416551591
Call Number: LARKIN
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: British -- United States -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Birthmothers -- Fiction.
Adoptees -- Fiction.


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BPLNextBestAdults Jul 20, 2011

Alison Larkin was adopted at birth by a British couple; her birth parents were from Georgia. This novel is partially based on her quest to find her birth parents. Her mother had an affair with a married man who was a prominent politician in the United States and
she had to give up her daughter to be adopted. An excellent book for adoptees and their adopted and birth parents. Larkin needed to find out who she inherited her looks and talents from as she felt so out of place with her loving adopted parents who had totally different personalities from her. In the end this journey was painful but resulted in Larking feeling better about herself and being able to love both set of parents regardless of their faults. This book would make an excellent choice for a book club group.

skatemom Jun 29, 2011

based on the life of Alison Larkin who was adopted by a British couple.
Great book for adopted people and the issues that concern them.

rosebud_opl Jan 10, 2010

A good read, light and entertaining. Very well written for a first novel.

Jan 04, 2010

I read this book due to a recommendation from Dooce ( It was very enjoyable and kept on going in directions I wasn't expecting.


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