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Mary Lanham

Yeah, I think the adoption plot was an example of when an author may be telling the story realistically, but it doesn’t feel compelling to readers. It’s probably accurate that the hearings would have gone that way in the mid 90s, and that the adoptive parents would have felt justified in their attitudes, etc. But to current readers the plot can feel like it’s pushing too hard on an expected theme.