The Bookshelf: Meg Kearney's Adoption Stories, Real and Imagined

Meg Kearney in her writing studio in New Ipswich, N.H. The Bookshelf from NHPR is New Hampshire Public Radio’s series on authors and books with ties to the Granite State. All Things Considered host Peter Biello features authors, covers literary events and publishing trends, and gets recommendations from each guest on what books listeners might want to add to their own bookshelves. If you have an author or book you think we should profile on The Bookshelf, send us an email. The address is [email protected] This week on The Bookshelf from NHPR is Meg Kearney of New Ipswich. If you’re adopted, the search for your birth parents can be a struggle, both emotionally and logistically. State laws differ on the adoption records they keep, and it can feel frustrating when those records aren’t available or don’t reveal anything useful. In Meg Kearney ‘s new novel, When You Never Said Goodbye, 19-year-old Lizzy moves to New York City find her birth mother. The book is inspired by Kearney’s own experiences. Recently, I stopped by Kearney’s writing studio in New Ipswich, New Hampshire. Scroll down to read a "Top Five" list of Meg’s reading recommendations and a transcript of the interview. […]

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