Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"Notes on a Dancing Daughter"

This popped up in my international adoption google alert -- an article about an award won by essayist Nancy McCabe for an essay having nothing to do with adoption.  But the article also mentioned several other essays, including this one:

“Notes on a Dancing Daughter” appears in the spring/summer 2010 issue of Fourth Genre, one of the leading creative nonfiction journals, and includes fragmented reflections on taking a trip with her adopted daughter to Chinese Heritage Camp.

“This essay is about genetic and cultural heritage, the ways we pass those on, the difficulties we face when we don’t have easy access to information about them, as with international adoption,” she said.
Sounds really interesting -- if anyone runs across it, I'd love a copy (I can't find it listed on the Fourth Genre website).  The article also mentions a book by McCabe, Meeting Sophie: A Memoir of Adoption.  I haven't read it, but it's now on my list!


Chinazhoumom said...

Meeting Sophie - is a great book !!!

OmegaMom said...

It's listed on some library websites -- http://muse.jhu.edu/login?uri=/journals/fourth_genre_explorations_in_nonfiction/v012/12.1.mccabe.pdf