Natalie Clark knew never to ask her sensitive adoptive mother questions about her past. She doesnât even know her birth motherâs nameâonly that the young woman signed parental rights over to the state when Natalie was a baby. Now Natalieâs own daughter must complete a family tree project for school, and Natalie is determined to unearth the truth about her roots.
Brooke Walker doesnât have a family. At least, thatâs what she tells herself after being separated from her mother and her little sister at age four. Having grown up in a state facility and countless foster homes, Brooke survives the only way she knows how, by relying on herself. So when she discovers sheâs pregnant, Brooke faces a heart-wrenching decision: give up her baby or raise the child completely on her own. Scared and confused, she feels lost until a surprise encounter gives her hope for the future.
How do our early experiencesâthe subtle and the traumaticâdefine us as adults? How do we build relationships when weâve been deprived of real connection? Critically acclaimed author Amy Hatvany considers controversial and complicated questions about childhood through the lens of her finely crafted characters in this astute novel about mending wounds by diving into the truth of what first tore us apart.
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