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All We Know of Loveby Nora Raleigh Baskin
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A boldly original tale about a girl who journeys through love and loss to find her mother — and discovers that everyone has a story to tell, including herself.
"I used to think that a person would not know who I was, not really know me, until they heard about my mother."
Four years, four months, and fifteen days ago, Natalie Gordon's mother walked out mid-sentence, before she finished what she was going to say. Now Natalie is traveling twenty-four hours on a bus to Florida to find her mother, to find herself, to find out something about love. Along the way, Natalie struggles to understand her relationship with Adam, a boy she pines for with near-obsession, and to her surprise, she meets people with stories like her own, stories about giving love and getting lost in the desire to be wanted. Acclaimed middle-grade novelist Nora Raleigh Baskin makes her young adult debut with a deeply resonant novel about secrets held and secrets shared, about having the courage to uncover all we know — and dont know — of love.
"In her first YA novel, Baskin's (The Truth About My Bat Mitzvah) portrait of a teen questioning the meaning of love is as candid and alluring as her books for middle-grade readers. High-school sophomore Natalie Gordon embarks on a journey to find her mother, who abandoned her and her father more than four years ago. During her bus ride from Connecticut to Florida, Natalie recalls incidents from her childhood leading up to her mother's departure and mulls over her tumultuous relationship with an older boy, as well as her concern that she may be pregnant. Natalie meets a few people along the way — an elderly knitter, a mild-mannered hotel manager — and Baskin captures her protagonist's subtle progression from ignoring these people to opening up to some of them; vignettes about the strangers' lives drive home the universal need to be loved. These brief glimpses might leave some readers yearning to know more about these characters but, as Natalie realizes, even minor connections are what are important in life: 'Even the temporary, even the transient, even the people who you are never going to see again but who exist because we need them to, because we are human.' Ages 14 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
The author of "What Every Girl (Except Me) Knows" returns with a boldly original tale about a girl who journeys through love and loss to find her mother and discovers that everyone has a story to tell--including herself.
About the Author
Nora Raleigh Baskin is the author of WHAT EVERY GIRL (EXCEPT ME) KNOWS, a Publishers Weekly Cuffie Award winner for Most Promising New Author, among other popular middle-grade novels. She lives in Weston, Connecticut.
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