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Description - Relative Strangers by Paula Garner

Why is there a gap in Jules's baby album? A wry and poignant coming-of-age novel about finding the truth in lies, salvaging hope in heartbreak, and making peace with missing pieces.

Eighteen-year-old Jules has always wished for a close-knit family. She never knew her father, and her ex-addict mother has always seemed more interested in artistic endeavors than in bonding with her only daughter. Jules's life and future look as flat and unchanging as her small Illinois town. Then a simple quest to find a baby picture for the senior yearbook leads to an earth-shattering discovery: for most of the first two years of her life, Jules lived in foster care. Reeling from feelings of betrayal and with only the flimsiest of clues, Jules sets out to learn the truth about her past. What she finds is a wonderful family who loved her as their own and hoped to adopt her - including a now-adult foster brother who is overjoyed to see his sister again. But as her feelings for him spiral into a devastating, catastrophic crush - and the divide between Jules and her mother widens - Jules finds herself on the brink of losing everything.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780763694692
ISBN-10: 076369469X
Format: Hardback
(217mm x 148mm x 30mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Candlewick Press,U.S.
Publisher: Candlewick Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 10-Apr-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Paula Garner

Paula Garner spends most of her time writing, reading, or making good things to eat. Her debut YA novel, Phantom Limbs, was a 2017 Illinois Reads selection. She lives in the Chicago area with her family and a very bad cat.

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