China Ghosts

My Daughter's Journey to America, My Passage to Fatherhood

by Jeff Gammage

On Sale: 06/24/2008

China Ghosts

My Daughter's Journey to America, My Passage to Fatherhood

by Jeff Gammage

On Sale: 06/24/2008

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About the Book

Aching to expand from a couple to a family, Jeff Gammage—a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer—and his wife, Christine, embarked upon a journey that would carry them across a shifting landscape of emotion and through miles of red tape and bureaucratic protocol. On the other side of the world—in the smog-choked city of Changsha in Hunan Province—a silent, stoic little girl was waiting for them: Jin Yu, their new daughter. Now they would have to learn how to fully embrace a life altered beyond recognition by new concerns and responsibilities—and by a love unlike any they'd ever felt before.

Alive with insight and feeling, China Ghosts is an eye-opening depiction of the foreign adoption process and a remarkable glimpse into a different culture. Most important, it is a poignant, heartfelt, and intensely intimate chronicle of the making of a family.

Critical Praise

“A love story between father and daughter . . . Powerful emotions.” — Washington Post Book World

“Revealing . . . thoughtful . . . A father-daughter love story from a sensitive writer who doesn’t neglect thorny issues of race and culture.” — Kirkus Reviews

“[A] moving geographic and psychological odyssey to China.” — USA Today

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061240300
  • ISBN 10: 0061240303
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 06/24/2008
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price:19.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Adoption & Fostering
  • BISAC2 : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Motherhood
  • BISAC3 : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Fatherhood

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