—Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean
—Sarah Saffian, author of Ithaka: A Daughter's Memoir of Being Found
"Blood Strangers" is a story of hard earned wisdom, forgiveness, and the unending search for self. In our culture of absent fathers, it fills in a vivid spot in the mosaic."
—Mark Matousek, author of The Boy He Left Behind
—Frances Dinkelspiel, Author of Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California
Blood Strangers, Kathy Briccetti's long personal journey to reclaim her family's past, illuminates how the secrets of closed adoption can linger, haunting subsequent generations. The old adage, 'leave no stone unturned', finds definition here as Briccetti is driven to unearth key relationships severed decades before. Only when she succeeds at piecing the puzzle of her family back together does she seem to find complete peace with herself, proof perhaps that hindsight about one's origins is not only enlightening, but necessary.
—Jean Strauss, author and filmmaker
Katherine Briccetti’s memoir is an interesting delving into nature and nurture, and how they intertwine and intersect in one woman’s life. With any memoir it is important to simply listen – you cannot argue with someone’s story, you can only open your mind and take it in. It is a perspective, an experience, a reality in a world of multiple realities. Katherine looks at her past, her present, and can finally envision a future. She realizes that it is the connecting to her present‐not just her past‐ that has made her truly whole. We can change the way we make sense of our past, the way we interpret it and that is what gives us the freedom to change our present and our future.
—Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao, Author of The Family of Adoption