Gianni, a gay adoptee, comes of age in a time when adoption and same-sex love are not easily discussed or accepted. Sanctuaries is a tender story of love and healing, set against the larger turmoil of the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, Stonewall, and the lingering ashes of the Holocaust.

An eloquent story about self-discovery and finding one’s place in the world. Heartfelt, compelling, and bold, this is a memorable read that’s hard to put down. Sgambati’s novel masterfully captures the complexities of our shared community. Grounded in precise detail and particularity of character and moment, the novel is intensely concerned with matters of social justice as it seeks to find a way to a more compassionate and accepting world.

Adoptee Author: Vince Sgambati

Publication Year: 2023

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