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A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Lifeby Dana Reinhardt
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Simones starting her junior year in high school. Her moms a lawyer for the ACLU, her dads a political cartoonist, so shes grown up standing outside the organic food coop asking people to sign petitions for worthy causes. Shes got a terrific younger brother and amazing friends. And shes got a secret crush on a really smart and funny guy–who spends all of his time with another girl.
Then her birth mother contacts her. Simones always known she was adopted, but she never wanted to know anything about it. Shes happy with her family just as it is, thank you.
She learns who her birth mother was–a 16-year-old girl named Rivka. Who is Rivka? Why has she contacted Simone? Why now? The answers lead Simone to deeper feelings of anguish and love than she has ever known, and to question everything she once took for granted about faith, life, the afterlife, and what it means to be a daughter.
From the Hardcover edition.
You can tell what really makes Simone different just by looking at her: she doesn't resemble anyone in her family. She's adopted. She's always known it, but she's never wanted to know anything about where she came from. She's happy with her family just as it is, thank you.
Then one day, Rivka calls, and Simone learns who her mother was—a 16-year-old, just like Simone. Who is Rivka? What does she want? Why is she calling now, after all these years? The answers lead Simone to deeper feelings of anguish and love than she has ever known and prompt her to question everything she has taken for granted about faith, the afterlife, and what it means to be a daughter.
DANA REINHARDT is the author of A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, Harmless, How to Build a House, and The Things a Brother Knows. She lives with her husband and two daughters.
About the Author
Dana Reinhardt is a nonpracticing attorney who has worked on documentaries on many subjects. She and her husband have two small children and live in Los Angeles.
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