Katherine A. Briccetti



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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 ReviewSan Francisco Chronicle Sunday MagazineHip Mama; flashquakeUnbound 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.






W. Hollywood Book Fair (panel discussion)

West Hollywood Library & West Hollywood Park

647 N. San Vicente Blvd.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Poor Richard's Books

233 Broadway

Frankfort, KY 40601

Tel: (502) 223-8018

Monday, October 18, 2010

5:00 p.m.

Left Bank Books

399 N. Euclid Ave.

Saint Louis, Missouri 63108

Sunday, October 17, 2010

4:00 p.m.

Laurel Books

4100 MacArthur Boulevard

Oakland, CA 94169

September 14, 2010

4:00 p.m.

Gulf of Maine Books

Brunswick, Maine

Friday, July 16, 2010

6:00 p.m.


Book Author's Tea

Kismet Inn

44 Summer Street

Bath, Maine

Friday, July 16, 2010

1:00 p.m.


Stonecoast Alumni Reading

The Stonehouse

Freeport, Maine

Thursday, July 15, 2010

3:00 p.m.


Books, Inc.

1760 4th Street

Berkeley, CA

Friday June 25, 2010

7:00 p.m.


A Great Good Place for Books

6120 LaSalle Avenue

Oakland, CA

(Montclair Village)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

7:00 p.m.


The River Reader

16355 Main Street

Guerneville, CA

Saturday, May 22, 2010

 2:00 p.m.

 Russian River Women's Festival

San Francisco Main Library

100 Larkin St.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Latino Community Room (lower level)


Blood Strangers: A Memoir

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