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Somewhere Out There - A Novel

Amy Hatvany

A young mother surrenders her daughters. A loving family quickly adopts one while the other spends her turbulent youth in foster care. What happens when the sisters reunite thirty-five years later to find the woman who abandoned them? 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.

A young mother surrenders her daughters. A loving family quickly adopts one while the other spends her turbulent youth in foster care. What happens when the sisters reunite thirty-five years later to find the woman who abandoned them? 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.
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A young mother surrenders her daughters. A loving family quickly adopts one while the other spends her turbulent youth in foster care. What happens when the sisters reunite thirty-five years later to find the woman who abandoned them? 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cassandra Campbell, Rebekkah Ross, Candace Thaxton

Length:

11h 13m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

32:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

32:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

36:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

24:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

26:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

29:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

15:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

21:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:01