By Kristin Hannah
(Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345530820, 416pp.)
Publication Date: June 26, 2012
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Madelaine Hillyard is a world-famous heart surgeon at the top of her game. Her personal life is far less successful. A loving but overworked single mom, she is constantly at odds with her teenage daughter. At sixteen, Lina is confused, angry, and fast becoming a stranger to her mother—a rebel desperate to find the father who walked away before she was born. Complicating matters for Madelaine are the vastly different DeMarco brothers: While priest Francis DeMarco is always ready to lend a helping hand, his brother, Angel, long ago took on the role of bad boy. Years earlier Angel abandoned Madelaine—and fatherhood—to go in search of fame and fortune. His departure left Madelaine devastated, but now he reappears and seeks help from the very people he betrayed—as a patient in dire need. With Home Again, New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah has written a moving, powerful novel about the fragile threads that bind together our lives and the astonishing possibility of second chances.
Kristin Hannah received an undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and a degree in law from the University of Puget Sound. Her first book, A Handful of Heaven, became the first debut historical romance to win the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA/Golden Heart Award and the Georgia Romance Writers’ MAGGIE Award. Kristin Hannah lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.
“A tender, beautifully told story of emotional growth, forgiveness [and] the possibility of miracles.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“[A] memorable story of love and redemption.”—Library Journal
“All the world loves Kristin Hannah.”—Newsday
“Powerful, thought-provoking and emotionally complex.”—RT Book Reviews