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Lost and Found: The author, an adoptee, had never sought out her biological parents.
Date of Review: 
Dec.27.1998
Reviewer: 
Andrea Cooper
Source: 
The New York Times Book Review

"A multilayered memoir that probes profound questions of identity...Saffian explores this complicated material in beautifully nuanced prose to create a book that grows richer page by page...she selects language with finesse, creating images that deepen the story. Her book's strong rhythm and pacing, particularly its provocative chapter endings, keep the reader engaged...Saffian succeeds in making the reader care about her journey."