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China Girl: One Man's Adoption Story
By David Demers
Professor David Demers had a good job and a good life. So why would the divorced man who had never changed a diaper adopt a Chinese baby girl on his own? China Girl answers this question and then tells the story of the adoption, including the trip to China and life afterward.
China Girl is funny, heartwarming and suspenseful. Will this balding middle-aged man learn to care for and bond with Lee Ann, who is struggling to overcome some physical and health problems? Can he love her as much as a mother loves her child?
"This book is a great read ... most compelling ... is the way this heartwarming story reminds us of what's good and lovable in relationships around us." --Holly Chase Williams, Spokane Magazine
(FOUR STARS) "... compassionate humor ... his caring observations and humor make it simply touching." -ForeWord Reviews
"Everyone who is thinking about adopting or has adopted should read this book. It will make you laugh and cry." -TS, Spokane, WA
"An amazing narrative that includes sentiment and objectivity in perfect proportions. ..." -Society of Professional Journalists
"Very enjoyable style of writing. Great sense of humor!" -Anonymous reviewer for the 2004 Benjamin Franklin Awards, sponsored by the Publishers Marketing Association (June 2004) www.pma-online.org
"Very touching and funny. Professor Demers is a wonderful writer." -SE, Chicago
196 pages / paperback / 6 x 9 format / 91 photographs and illustrations / spring 2004 / $24.95 / Includes CIP Data / ISBN: 0-922993-08-4