On November 6 Publisher’s Weekly announced it’s best picks of the year. For Top 20 Non-Fiction–you guessed it–The Baby Thief: The Untold Story of Georgia Tann, the Baby Seller Who Corrupted Adoption by Barbara Raymond. “A rigorous page-turner.”

And is Barbara ever in grand company: Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson (The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944), Jonathan Gould (Can’t Buy Me Love: The Beatles, Britain, and America), Naomi Klein (The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism), Milan Kundera (The Curtain: An Essay in Seven Parts); and Studs Terkel (Touch and Go: A Memoir).

Allow me to exclaim a great big WOW! Bastardette can only imagine how Barbara is taking this!

If you have not yet read The Baby Thief, DO IT NOW! Buy an extra copy for your local public or university library. Donate a copy to a nearby law school. Give them to your family and friends this holiday.

The Baby Thief makes sealed adoption records radio active! Use what’s in the book to take back your records! This is our story!

(Photo by Bastardette. Fred Greenman and Barbara Raymond, AAC, March 2007)

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