Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew


Available Here! – Born With Teeth by Kate Mulgrew

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

You may know of the name Kate Mulgrew from her movie role as Captain Janeway on Star Trek or “Red” on Orange is the New Black.  I’m going to be honest with you, I had no idea who she was when first read this book, it was the title that interested me as well as the subject of adoption talked about in some of the reviews.  This was a good story, Kate is a good story teller.

Kate was literally….born with teeth.  She grew up Irish Catholic with poetry, acting and drama in her veins.  Her mother was an artist but never seemed to become anything with it as she had children and that took a lot of her time.  Kate saw this as the consequences of a “dream deferred”.   Kate decided to live her own dream and at 18, left the Midwest to head to New York to use her talents.

At age 22, just as her career was taking off she became pregnant and gave birth to a little girl.  Having already signed the adoption papers, she was allowed only a quick glimpse of her daughter.  As she continued to rise, her life became increasingly demanding and yet fulfilling, love affairs, life-saving friendships, and tireless work. Through it all, Kate remained haunted by the loss of her daughter, until, two decades later, she found the courage to face the past and step into the most challenging role of her life.


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