Other People's Children

Other People's Children Review

Gail and Jon Durbin moved to the Chicago suburbs to set up house as soon as Gail got pregnant. But then she miscarried—once, twice, three times. Determined to expand their family, the Durbins turn to adoption. When several adoptions fall through, Gail’s desire for a child overwhelms her.

Carli is a pregnant teenager from a blue-collar town nearby, with dreams of going to college and getting out of her mother’s home. When she makes the gut-wrenching decision to give her baby up for adoption, she chooses the Durbins. But Carli’s mother, Marla, has other plans for her grandbaby.

In Other People’s Children, three mothers make excruciating choices to protect their families and their dreams—choices that put them at decided odds against one another. You will root for each one of them and wonder just how far you’d go in the same situation. This riveting debut is a thoughtful exploration of love and family, and a heart-pounding page-turner you’ll find impossible to put down.

Title:Other People's Children
Edition Language:English

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  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Clap! Clap! Clap! Long whistle! I don’t have enough words at my vocabulary to express my adoration for this book! It’s magnificent MASTERPIECE! It made me think so hard ! It made me cry! It made m...

  • Tina

    This is a Contemporary/Women's Fiction . We follow a lot of different characters, but the storyline flows very well even with switching through the different characters point of views. I have to say i...

  • Marialyce (absltmom, yaya)

    3.5 starsThe sadness a couple feels when they are unable to have a child of their own is portrayed in this story. Gail has had a number of miscarriages and she and her husband, Jon, are devastated. Th...

  • Laura Solar

    I don’t have kids. I don’t want kids. I have never really wanted kids. But this book about how far parents will go for their children is an incredibly emotional read that even childfree readers wi...

  • Jessica | JustReadingJess

    Other People’s Children is a story about family with a couple adopting a baby from a teenager. Gail and Jon want a child but after struggling with infertility, they turn to adoption. Carli is a preg...

  • Robyn

    From the pages of OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN comes a tale so very deeply moving the reader is wrenched from one character to another, each with clashing perspectives of what is right or should be. When t...

  • Cynthia

    Happy pub day! 4/6/21The only thing better than book mail is unexpected book mail! I am immensely grateful to Simon and Schuster for my review copy!...

  • Maureen

    This was an exceptional book 📚! Dealing with the issues of miscarriage, adoption and the birth mother torn between putting a baby up for adoption and keeping the baby. Told from three points of vie...

  • Karen

    OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDRENBY R.J. HOFFMANNGail and Jon live a comfortable, well off life together except for the fact that they both want children and Gail has had three miscarriages and so they decide t...

  • ??? Shelley's ??? Book Nook

    Oh this book...crushingly sad throughout. Yet, I loved this novel from start to end. It is authentic and a true treasure for those who are looking for more than just a good story. It is ...