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The Names of My Mothers

Dianne Riordan

The Names of My Mothers is the touching story of the tender and all- too-brief relationship forged late in life between Dianne Riordan (nee Susanne Sanders) and her birth mother. In 1942 Elizabeth Bynam Sanders was a young woman who left home under false pretenses and travelled to Our Lady of Victory, a home for unwed mothers in upstate New York. Shortly after surrendering her daughter for adoption, she returned to her life in Johnston County, North Carolina. She never married and never had another child of her own.


This powerful and moving memoir speaks of the profound need for connection. It is a story about identity, the hunger we feel for a sense of belonging and the ineffable significance of blood...

Book Details

  • Publisher: Arpress
  • Publish Date: Feb 2nd, 2024
  • Pages: 118
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.44in - 0.73lb
  • EAN: 9798893304152
  • Categories: GeneralAdoption & Fostering

About the Author

Riordan, Dianne: - Dianne Sanders Riordan and her husband Frank live in Buffalo, New York where they resettled after serving twenty years as a Navy family. They are the parents of three daughters and four sons, and grandparents to seventeen.Dianne received a BA from Rosary Hill College (now Daemen University). A retired family advocate with the Mental Health Association of Erie County, she now volunteers with Justice for Migrant Families. Her poems have been published in "Women of the Vineyard," Volumes 1 and 2.
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