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Detroit Lakes Public Library KOR (Text) 33500013670674 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 1735027316
  • ISBN: 9781735027319
  • Physical Description: 177 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: North American first edition.
  • Publisher: [Portland, Maine] : Publerati, [2022]

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When Australian author Nella Pine learns, in middle age, that she was kidnapped as an infant from a hospital in the United States, taken to Australia, and raised by the woman who kidnapped her, her world falls apart. Told from four perspectives, the story examines the lasting impact of a terrible crime.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 August #1
    Kornblatt's (The Reason for Wings) first novel in twenty years is a slim, episodic meditation on the meaning of home and the stories we tell in contribution to the making of a life. Nella has grown up in Australia with her loving yet secretive mother, Eve. When Eve is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she leaves Nella a letter telling her that she was a nurse in Pittsburgh and stole Nella from the hospital when she was days old. Feeling betrayed, Nella is left questioning everything: the insular world Eve created, now knowing it was out of fear of discovery; her connection with her husband, wondering if they were drawn to one another subconsciously, as he was also stolen—from his unwed teenage mother, by the Catholic Church. She also considers how Eve's only given reason for taking Nella was that she felt compelled. While the premise seems like it would lead to a sensational, ripped-from-the-headlines story, this is in every way a thoughtful, forceful, and beautifully written novel about family and identity. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Identity (Psychology) > Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) > Fiction.
Betrayal > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Australia > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.

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