Somewhere Out There

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Somewhere Out There

By Amy Hatvany

Washington Square Press, Paperback, 9781476704432, 368pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2016

Description
What happens when two sisters who were torn apart when their young mother abandoned them and grew up in tragically different circumstances reunite thirty-five years later to find her? For readers who love Jodi Picoult, acclaimed author Amy Hatvany fearlessly explores complex family issues in her gripping, provocative new novel.
Natalie Clark knew never to ask her sensitive adoptive mother questions about her past. She doesn t even know her birth mother's name only that the young woman signed parental rights over to the state when Natalie was a baby. Now Natalie's own daughter must complete a family tree project for school, and Natalie is determined to unearth the truth about her roots.
Brooke Walker doesn t have a family. At least, that's 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 she's 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 experiences the subtle and the traumatic define us as adults? How do we build relationships when we ve 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.


About the Author
Amy Hatvany is the author of "Best Kept Secret", "Outside the Lines", "The Language of Sisters", "Heart Like Mine", " "and" Safe with Me". She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her family.