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by Elaine Kagan

  • Author: Elaine Kagan
  • ISBN: 0688157459
  • ISBN13: 978-0688157456
  • ePub: 1993 kb | FB2: 1456 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: United States
  • Publisher: William Morrow; First Edition edition (April 22, 1998)
  • Pages: 256
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 836
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Somebody's Baby: A Novel ePub download

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Somebody's Baby: A Novel. Published by William Morrow. ISBN 10: 0688157459 ISBN 13: 9780688157456.

A third novel from film/TV actress Kagan (Blue Heaven, 1996, et., who this time out transforms . What follows are a couple of botched suicide attempts by Jenny, a home for "wayward girls" in Los Angeles, a lovely baby given away, and a life forever haunted by the memory of her lost Will.

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Somebody's Baby offers a stirring look at destiny and adoption, legacy and the power of true love. In 1959, if you lived in a wealthy Jewish neighborhood in Kansas City, gentile boys were off-limits. Especially a boy with tattoos, a drifter from California who had spent time in jail, who worked in a gas station, and who would fight a man for looking at you the wrong way. Jenny Jaffe knew the rules, but when she saw Will McDonald for the first time, everything she knew about right and wrong disappeared.

It Was Love At First Sight. He was a bad boy, an irresistible ex-con from the wrong side of the tracks

It Was Love At First Sight. He was a bad boy, an irresistible ex-con from the wrong side of the tracks. In 1959, a gentile boy was off-limits to a young Jewish girl living in a well-to-do Kansas neighborhood. Especially a boy with tattoos, a drifter from California who had spent time in jail, who worked in a gas station, and who would fight a man for looking at him the wrong way.

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Elaine Kagan played Kimberly Griswold in the season two Grey's Anatomy episode Something to Talk About. She also played Annette in the season two Private Practice episode Homeward Bound. 10 Cent Pistol (2014). Crossing Over (2009). Back When We Were Grownups (2004). The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (2001). Hefner: Unauthorized (1999). House of Frankenstein (1997). Absolute Power (1997).

Somebody's Baby by Donna Alward Darling, VT Both Rory Gallagher and Oaklee Ferguson have been hurt by their significant other in the past. Both are back in Darling, VT but neither one is ready to seek a relationship. Oaklee is the younger sister of Rory's best friends so they have known each other for years.

In 1959, a gentile boy was off-limits to a young Jewish girl living in a well-to-do Kansas neighborhood. Especially a boy with tattoos, a drifter from California who had spent time in jail, who worked in a gas station, and who would fight a man for looking at him the wrong way. Jenny Jaffe knew the rules, but when she saw Will McDonald for the first time, everything she knew about right and wrong disappeared. What was left was a passionate, once-in-a-lifetime love that no social constraints could hold. Will and Jenny became inseparable, and by the end of Jenny's senior year in high school, she was pregnant. When they made a plan to run away, Jenny waited at the spot where Will was to pick her up, but he never showed.

What follows is the story of true love that spans three decades -- between man and woman, parent and child. Jenny is forced to give up her baby for adoption, and when that child, Claudia, becomes a parent herself, she begins a search for her biological parents at the risk of destroying the love of the adoptive parents who have raised her. Claudia finds more than she imagined, as she uncovers years of lies and betrayal, sacrifice and silence, and the extraordinary love of Will and Jenny, whose faith and passion survive it all.

Naktilar
I liked the story very much, but I had great difficulty with the author's writing style. It was very choppy grammatically, and very confusing with what time frame we were in at any given time. I had to read slowly and go back often. On the plus side, it was a powerful story, and overall, I'm glad I read the book.
Reddefender
this book was excellent! Thanks Amazon.com for recommending this book! I want a Somebody's Baby part 2 -I would love to know how the author would have these characters continue on.....
Grokinos
This is my first book by Elaine Kagan and I have my librarian to thank for that. She wrote her name down on my slip and said, try her. And I picked this one up in a hurry ~~ and it was one of the nicest books I've read in a long time.
As an expectant mother, I cannot imagine ever giving up my babies. I cannot imagine losing the love of my life ~~ nor have my parents take me away from him and make me give up our children. But as I was reading this book, the images still came to mind and Kagan's words are vivid enough to imagine the terror, the sorrows and the pain that Jenny must have gone through to give up her baby. Hers and Will ~~ the only man she has ever loved.
Then Claudia, the baby, begins a search to find an identity of herself ~~ she knew she was adopted ~~ her adoptive parents have never withheld the truth from her ~~ and she wanted to know where she got her looks from, her mannerisms ~~ to find the missing pieces of herself. And the search led to finding both of her biological parents. The search also opened up a new world for Claudia ~~ she was one of the lucky ones. All of her parents wanted her. She was the blessed one.
I really enjoyed this book ~~ I had to put it down a couple of times to avoid crying over parts of it. And Kagan is a good writer ~~ she writes with passion and vividness. She takes you into her story and you can't easily escape from it without thinking of the issues she's trying to make you think about. In this case, adoption is a little-known subject for me ~~ and it opened my eyes to all the sides of the issues. However, I wish she did explore a little more about Claudia's adoptive dad's feelings about Claudia meeting her biological father. Dads are just as important to a child's life as the mothers are.
This is a good read ~~ I highly recommend it. The story will enrapture you and you would want to know if Claudia's biological parents ever did find each other again.
4-14-02
Hinewen
This begins as a love story about a young Jewish woman, named Jenny, who is growing up in the 50s. She falls in love with a boy from what her parents consider to be the wrong upbringing, and ends up getting pregnant. I was instantly drawn in to the story, both the love story and the relationship with her family and friends. Jenny wants to keep the baby and marry her love, but her parents intercept that. We don't find out until the end what really happened, and that kept me drawn in. The story shifts to years later, when her baby (who Jenny was sent away to have) is all grown up (35 years old) and wants to find her birth parents despite her excellent relationship with her adoptive parents. Both parents embrace meeting her and the reunions are heartfelt. The major question remains, will Jenny and Will find out the truth and be reunited?
I gave this a three because the writing was not fantastic. It read like a harlequin romance novel and I skimmed a lot of it. While the story and characters were compelling, the writing was not. Also, I couldn't help thinking how much more interesting this book might have been if the internet and today's technological innovations had been included.
Blackbeard
As an adopted child who has "always wondered", I was moved by this well written book. The author has a real knack for putting you there, right in the middle of small town 1960.It was easy to identify with Jenny, and the pain she felt in giving her baby up for adoption, even though in my situation, I was the one being given away. The passionate and overwhelming love Jenny and Will had for each other will probably make many readers recall their first loves in painful, glorious detail. An interesting touch was that the narrative began in first person, and later, smoothly switched to third, without missing a beat. This would be a great book for anyone who was adopted or has adopted a child. It gives a realistic look at the other side of the story. Would I recommend this book to anyone who has given a child away? Only if they have the heart for it.
Llanonte
Claudia is in her 30's, married and with a small child of her own when she decides to find her birth parents. Even tho Margaret, her adoptive mother, fears that the search will destroy the love Claudia has for them, she helps her with the little information that she has; Claudia's original name on an amended birth certificate, some crystal rosary beads and stray bits of facts tshe was able to glean from the social worker assigned to their case.
With only this to go on, Claudia finds her birth mother and then against everyone's wishes, she also finds her birth father. What she discovers surprises everyone, especially herself.
This is a wonderful book about sacrifice, caring and survival against all odds.
Ferri - My name
Elaine Kagan's "Somebody's Baby" will go down in history as one of the best novels I've ever read. The story of a woman who was adopted and is trying to find her birth parents and finding out more than she ever expected. This is also the story of man and woman who have loved each other an entire lifetime but are separated by circumstances beyond their control and are reunited many years later by the child they had together. This is the love story of a lifetime and one that you will remember forever. I loved this story and you will too.
I bought this book while on vacation and read it in two days. I had a friend that gave her baby up for adoption and this story had alot of similarities. she is now in touch with him after many years but i am not sure whether to recommend this book to her as the adoptive mother is not happy about their finding each other. at the end of the book i found myself wishing that there would be a squel to it as i was left wondering what must have happened. I have not read any other books by Kagan but plan on doing that in the future.
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