The Girls Who Went Away by Ann Fessler

The Girls Who Went Away

By Ann Fessler

  • Release Date: 2006-05-04
  • Genre: Social Science
Score: 4.5
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In this deeply moving and myth-shattering work, Ann Fessler brings out into the open for the first time the astonishing untold history of the million and a half women who surrendered children for adoption due to enormous family and social pressure in the decades before Roe v. Wade. An adoptee who was herself surrendered during those years and recently made contact with her mother, Ann Fessler brilliantly brings to life the voices of more than a hundred women, as well as the spirit of those times, allowing the women to tell their stories in gripping and intimate detail.


  • The girls who went away

    By Woman&mother
    Everyone should read this to find out the truth about what happened to girls who got pregnant before Wade vs Rowe. All my friends have read it, all different ages. They feel the same.