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About the BookThe acclaimed author of "Traveling Light" ponders how well one can know his neighbor in this novel of secrets, family, hope, and survival set in the suburban Midwest.
A young widow raising two boys, Sarah Laden is struggling to keep her family together. But when a shocking revelation rips apart the family of her closest friend, Sarah finds herself welcoming yet another troubled young boy into her already tumultuous life.
Jordan, a quiet, reclusive elementary school classmate of Sarah's son Danny, has survived a terrible ordeal. By agreeing to become Jordan's foster mother, Sarah will be forced to question the things she has long believed. And as the delicate threads that bind their family begin to unravel, all the Ladens will have to face difficult truths about themselves and one another--and discover the power of love necessary to forgive and to heal.
"Kittle crafts a disturbing but compelling story line.... [A] gripping read." -- Publishers Weekly
"Thanks to the author's exceptionally fluent narrative skill, [this] novel... becomes utterly compelling.... [A] heartbreaking story." -- Kirkus Reviews
"A moving novel.... Kittle's clear prose gives a luminous quality to her story of thriving against the odds." -- People