In Every Way

A Novel
Product Number: EB00650416
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781619025059
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
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A novel about a young woman, and the couple who have adopted her baby, that is "as insightful as it is entertaining" (Booklist). In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, college student Maria finds herself in a predicament-unexpectedly pregnant at nineteen. Still reeling from the fresh discovery of her mother's cancer diagnosis, Maria decides to give her daughter up for adoption. It seems to be in everyone's best interest-especially when it comes to light that the child's father hasn't exactly been faithful to her. Following the birth, Maria's mother proposes an extended trip to the sleepy coastal town of Beaufort-the same town that the adoptive couple Maria chose for her daughter just happens to live in. Maria jumps at the chance, but finds herself listless and bored soon after her arrival. A summer job seems like a possible cure. She has kept close watch on the couple she chose to adopt her daughter-they live mere blocks away-and, when opportunity arises, she accepts a position as their nanny. Maria ingratiates herself into the family-hesitantly, at first, and then with all the confused and chaotic fervor of a mother separated from her child. In Every Way is a heartfelt novel that brings to light the unknowing destruction that heartache can manifest, and brims with the redemptive power of new beginnings. "Intimate, poignant, and filled with the delicate lurches and dark surprises of life." -Megan Abbott, author of The Fever and Give Me Your Hand

Author(s): Nic Brown
Original Publish Date: Feb 01, 2015

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