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- DescriptionAfter years as a drifting college instructor with real home - her family and longtime friends scattered - Nancy McCabe yearned to settle down, establish a place she could call home, and rear a child there. A tough academic job market led her to accept a position at a church-connected college in the deep South, a move that felt like an uneasy return to the conservative environment of her childhood that she thought she had left behind. McCabe had many reservations about rearing a child alone in this climate, but the desire to become a mother would t go away. Meeting Sophie tells the story of McCabe adopting a Chinese daughter and the many obstacles she faced during the adoption and adjustment process. Especially poignant is her struggle to bond with a sick, grieving baby while in a foreign country during political unrest. Next she sought to renegotiate a role within her family and fought the difficulties she faced in her job as she learned to be a single mother. A series of crises tested her resolve - her father's sudden death, the subsequent deterioration of her mother's health, and the loss of her job.
- Author BiographyNancy McCabe s creative nonfiction has won a Pushcart Prize and been listed in <i>Best American Essays </i>twice. She is the author of <i>After the Flashlight Man: A Memoir of Awakening</i> and the Assistant Professor of Writing and Director of Writing Programs at the University of Pittsburgh in Bradford.
- Author(s)Nancy McCabe
- PublisherUniversity of Missouri Press
- Date of Publication30/11/2003
- SubjectBiography: General
- Place of PublicationMissouri
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Missouri Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight295 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine19 mm
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