Nominated for a LAMBDA Literary Award
Today, families come in all shapes and sizes. Twenty-four million children across America currently live without their biological fathers, and over fifty thousand children have been adopted by same-sex couples. A coming-of-age (and coming-out) story, BLOOD STRANGERS chronicles Katherine A. Briccetti's journey to fill the gaping holes in her family tree as she deals with the wake created in three generations of fatherless families and adoptions-- her father's closed adoption, her own adoption by her stepfather, and the "second-parent" adoption of her sons by her partner.
BLOOD STRANGERS is a memoir about searching for one's place among the tangles of three generations of adoption and absent fathers in an American family. Excerpts from the manuscript have been published in Dos Passos Review; San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Magazine; Hip Mama; flashquake; Unbound Press; and in the anthologies: THE MATERNAL IS POLITICAL (Seal Press); HERSTORY (Adams Media) and WHO'S YOUR MAMA (Soft Skull Press/Counterpoint). An excerpt was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.