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Deep in the Pacific Northwest lies the Olympic National Forest- nearly one million acres of impenetrable darkness and impossible beauty. Even in this modern age, much of it remains undiscovered and uncharted. From the heart of this old forest, a six-year-old girl appears. Speechless and alone, she can give no clue as to her identity, no hint of her past. . . .

Until recently, Dr. Julia Cates was one of the preeminent child psychiatrists in the country, but a scandal shattered her confidence, ruined her career, and made her a media target. When she gets a desperate call from her estranged sister, Ellie, a police chief in their small western Washington hometown, she jumps at the chance to escape.

In Rain Valley, nothing much ever happens-until a girl emerges from the deep woods and walks into town. She is a victim unlike any Julia has ever seen: a child locked in a world of unimaginable fear and isolation.

When word spreads of the “wild child” and the infamous doctor who is treating her, the media descend on Julia and once again her competence is challenged. State and federal authorities want to lock the girl away in an institution until an identification can be made.

But to Julia, who has come to doubt her own ability, nothing is more important than saving the girl she now calls Alice. To heal this child, Julia will have to understand that she cannot work alone and must look to others-the people in the town she left long ago, the sister she barely knows, and Dr. Max Cerrasin, a handsome, private man with secrets of his own.

Then a shocking revelation forces Julia to risk everything to discover the truth about Alice. The ordeal that follows will test the limits of Julias faith, forgiveness, and love, as she struggles to ascertain where Alice ultimately belongs.

In her most ambitious novel to date, Kristin Hannah delivers an incandescent story about the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of hope, and the mysterious places in the heart where love lies waiting.

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Julia Cates establishes a tender trusting bond with an abandoned mute girl she calls Alice. Dr. Max Cerasin becomes involved in Alice's case, and Julia is drawn to the handsome, talented physician--yet wary of his mysterious past.

About the Author

Kristin Hannah is the bestselling author of many acclaimed novels, including On Mystic Lake, Between Sisters, Comfort & Joy, and The Things We Do For Love. She lives in the Pacific Northwest and on Kauai with her husband and son.

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Heidi Mitchell, January 7, 2012 (view all comments by Heidi Mitchell)
Gets your attention from the very first chapter and was impossible for me to put down after that. It made me laugh and cry throughout. Everyone I have recommended it to from older to younger has loved it as well.
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Shannon Cave, November 20, 2007 (view all comments by Shannon Cave)
A tear-jerker through and through! Hannah draws characters that seem so real, from the main characters down to those you only appear on the page for a moment. Healing and family are the themes Hannah does best...highly recommended!
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Hannah, Kristin
Ballantine Books
Northwest, pacific
Child psychologists
Psychological fiction
General Fiction
Literature-A to Z
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