1 Nov 2015

Stories of unmarried mothers in the 1960s

From Standing Room Only, 2:49 pm on 1 November 2015
First Names Only

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Elaine Blick's mother worked at an adoption home for unmarried mothers in the 1960s and their memories of that time are woven into a new novel. It's set in a fictional adoption home called Sunnyvale in Auckland, where Janice is one of the young mothers who have to decide whether to keep or adopt out their babies. First Names Only by Elaine Blick is out on the Punaromia Publications label. Elaine has written three other novels: Where the Bellbird Sings, No White Flowers, Please and When This War is Over.