Family Secrets: A Writer's Search for His Parents and His Past

David Leitch, Author Delacorte Press $0 (242p) ISBN 978-0-385-29457-7
When British journalist Leitch experienced ""a kind of biological imperative afflicting adopted children, the elemental need to make contact with their personal history and origins,'' he began a family search whose layers were still unfolding when he wrote this book. Early on, his adoption was described to him by the Leitchesa curiously self-destructive couplein a story with puzzling gaps. After a reunion with his natural mother, he unearths a sister and awaits the possible discovery of another sibling. His investigative training, and the recent liberalization of access of adoptees' records, make his task more manageable; yet mysteries remain, as Leitch amply demonstrates in a compelling story. (April 25)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1984
Release date: 01/01/1984
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