Rock Needs River by Vanessa McGrady audiobook

Rock Needs River: A Memoir About a Very Open Adoption

By Vanessa McGrady
Read by Vanessa McGrady

Brilliance Audio

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781978650565

  • ISBN: 9781978650565

Runtime: 5.58 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From a story first told in the popular New York Times parenting blog comes a funny, touching memoir about a mother who welcomes more than a new daughter into her home.

After two years of waiting to adopt—slogging through paperwork and bouncing between hope and despair—a miracle finally happened for Vanessa McGrady. Her sweet baby, Grace, was a dream come true. Then Vanessa made a highly uncommon gesture: when Grace’s biological parents became homeless, Vanessa invited them to stay.

Without a blueprint for navigating the practical basics of an open adoption or any discussion of expectations or boundaries, the unusual living arrangement became a bottomless well of conflicting emotions and increasingly difficult decisions complicated by missed opportunities, regret, social chaos, and broken hearts.

Written with wit, candor, and compassion, Rock Needs River is, ultimately, Vanessa’s love letter to her daughter, one that illuminates the universal need for connection and the heroine’s journey to find her tribe.

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Author Bio: Vanessa McGrady

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 5.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English