Saturday, January 7, 2012


Sara Zarr doesn't mess around. I have loved all her books and this, her most recent book, is by far my very favorite. Zarr's writing is so clean and perfect I always feel like every word is important. I always find her characters to be completely different from me, but I relate to them always.

Book Blurb:
Jill MacSweeny just wishes everything could go back to normal. But ever since her dad died, she's been isolating herself from her boyfriend, her best friends--everyone who wants to support her. And when her mom decides to adopt a baby, it feels like she's somehow trying to replace a lost family member with a new one.
Mandy Kalinowski understands what it's like to grow up unwanted--to be raised by a mother who never intended to have a child. So when Mandy becomes pregnant, one thing she's sure of is that she wants a better life for her baby. It's harder to be sure of herself. Will she ever find someone to care for her, too?
As their worlds change around them, Jill and Mandy must learn to both let go and hold on, and that nothing is as easy--or as difficult--as it seems.
Critically acclaimed author and National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr delivers a heart-wrenching story, told from dual perspectives, about the many roads that can lead us home.

Sara Zarr, you seriously should be president, that is how good you are at understanding humanity, you could make us all see the good in others and make the world a happy place. For now though, I will settle for your amazing stories.

Read more about it at goodreads HERE.


  1. I'm excited about your new blog venture. So far I've enjoyed all books you have recommended.

  2. I loved this book. I have really enjoyed Sara's other books as well. She writes such real people.