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Another Place at the Table: a Story of Shattered Childhoods Redeemed by Love

by Kathy Harrison

A foster mother shares her story and that of the children she has loved and cared for over the years.

One Small Boat: The Story of a Little Girl, Lost Then Found

by Kathy Harrison

Daisy was five when she first entered Kathy Harrison's bustling household. Mother of three children by birth, three by adoption, and a handful of foster kids always coming and going, Harrison had ten children under her roof at any given time. But Daisy was, in many ways, unique. Unlike the parents of most of Kathy's foster kids, Daisy's birth mother wasn't poor, uneducated, or drug-addicted. She just could not take care of a child, and the effects of this abandonment on Daisy were heart-wrenching. Fear and anxiety marked her every move; she scarcely ate, she spun restlessly around her room, and she seemed to have a severe speech impediment. After two weeks in Kathy's loving home, however, Daisy began to thrive. An intimate portrait of foster care in America and of the children whose lives are forever shaped by it, One Small Boat considers whether a sense of home and belonging can ever be restored to children after they have been taken away. In this book, Kathy Harrison describes the lessons she learned from Daisy, lessons about resilience after heartbreak, courage after fear, and the power of love to heal even the deepest wounds.

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