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The Pieces We Keep by Kristina McMorris

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Also by Kristina McMorris:

Bridge of Scarlet Leaves, July 2019
Paperback
Sold on a Monday, September 2018
Trade Size
The Edge of Lost, December 2015
Paperback
The Pieces We Keep, December 2013
Trade Size
Bridge of Scarlet Leaves, March 2012
Trade Size
Letters From Home, March 2011
Trade Size

The Pieces We Keep
Kristina McMorris

The deepest bonds are never broken

Kensington
December 2013
On Sale: November 26, 2013
Featuring: Jack; Audra Hughes
464 pages
ISBN: 0758281161
EAN: 9780758281166
Kindle: B00DG7M2KK
Trade Size / e-Book
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Women's Fiction Historical | Women's Fiction Contemporary

In this richly emotional novel, Kristina McMorris evokes the depth of a mother's bond with her child, and the power of personal histories to echo through generations...

Two years have done little to ease veterinarian Audra Hughes's grief over her husband's untimely death. Eager for a fresh start, Audra plans to leave Portland for a new job in Philadelphia. Her seven-year-old son, Jack, seems apprehensive about flying--but it's just the beginning of an anxiety that grows to consume him.

As Jack's fears continue to surface in recurring and violent nightmares, Audra hardly recognizes the introverted boy he has become. Desperate, she traces snippets of information unearthed in Jack's dreams, leading her to Sean Malloy, a struggling US Army veteran wounded in Afghanistan. Together they unravel a mystery dating back to World War II, and uncover old family secrets that still have the strength to wound--and perhaps, at last, to heal.

Intricate and beautifully written, The Pieces We Keep illuminates those moments when life asks us to reach beyond what we know and embrace what was once unthinkable. Deftly weaving together past and present, herein lies a story that is at once poignant and thought-provoking, and as unpredictable as the human heart.

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30 comments posted.

Re: The Pieces We Keep

Thank you for the giveaway ^^ I can't wait to read this book
(Somia F 5:06am November 26, 2013)

I must say your latest book certainly has a great storyline, one where I can imagine myself sitting by the fire on these cold winter days, sipping my favorite cup of tea, while reading page after page of this book. Thank you
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C Culp 6:34am November 26, 2013)

I would love to read this one. Keeping my fingers crossed!
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Melanie Backus 8:56am November 26, 2013)

I'm so glad that you're writing books that are keeping History alive!! Since my Dad served in WWII, I try to read any books that I can, so that I can get a rough idea about what he went through, since he really doesn't talk about the war to this day!! The book sounds like an exciting read, and I can't wait to hunker down (no pun intended) with it!! It should make an exciting read for this time of year, especially since D-Day is right around the corner!! I love the cover, too!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I'll be sure to look up your other books as well!!
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Peggy Roberson 9:08am November 26, 2013)

Sounds fascinating. Can't wait to read the book.
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Pam Howell 9:25am November 26, 2013)

This sounds great. Not sure what I would do if someone was talking about facts they couldn't know about.
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Pam Howell 9:27am November 26, 2013)

This sounds like a very interesting book and I'd love to read it. Thanks!!!
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Bonnie Capuano 9:34am November 26, 2013)

This sounds like a very interesting book and one that I'd love to read!
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Bonnie Capuano 9:34am November 26, 2013)

This sounds like a wonderful story. I'm excited to read your books!
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Barbara Wells 10:27am November 26, 2013)

WOW. This story sounds great. I would LOVE to win. But even if I don't, this is one book I'll be getting to read because I am totally intrigued. Thanks for the chance to win. Best of luck with this book - and all you do.
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Nancy Reynolds 10:38am November 26, 2013)

I love historic fiction and non fiction history books. This sounds very readable. Thanks for the contest!
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Vennie Martinisi 11:24am November 26, 2013)

This sounds like a very intriguing storyline! Thanks for the contest and chance to win a copy.
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Vennie Martinisi 11:26am November 26, 2013)

I too heard that same news story and am so intrigued by
children who have these memories. I love the setting of your
book and reading about WWII era. Thanks for the contest entry.
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Kay Martinez 11:50am November 26, 2013)

Sounds like a great book.
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Tina Lechuga 1:16pm November 26, 2013)

I think I saw a news report on something similar. A lady made statues based on past life experiences she had about WWII. I'm going to see if our local library will get this book.
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Laura Gullickson 1:18pm November 26, 2013)

It would freak me out a little bit if my kid was dealing with issues like this.
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Laura Gullickson 1:20pm November 26, 2013)

Wow this sounds so good it is a book that has a storyline that if people hear about it they will want a copy to read about. thanks for this one day blog and all the luck on your book i would love to win a copy.
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Peggy Clayton 2:57pm November 26, 2013)

sounds like a really good book and I would love to read it
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Jeri Dickinson 3:23pm November 26, 2013)

Thank you for writing this story, it sounds like a book that one can just get lost in, and knowing its based on truth. Thank you
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C Culp 4:09pm November 26, 2013)

What a wonderful book! Thanks for sharing.
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Bonnie H 4:45pm November 26, 2013)

What a fascinating book! Thanks for sharing.
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Bonnie H 4:47pm November 26, 2013)

A compelling and captivating novel. This topic and era is my
favorite historical fiction to read. Best wishes.
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Sharon Berger 4:52pm November 26, 2013)

This novel captures my interest and is memorable and special.
Thanks for writing such a profound story.
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Sharon Berger 4:54pm November 26, 2013)

Sounds like an interesting book. A book about a past life would be fascinating to read.
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Lori Yost 5:07pm November 26, 2013)

This sounds like a terrific story, and I can't wait to read this. I'm also very interested in reading your book, Letters From Home which sounds very good, too. I'm going to look for it today at our library. My father served in the U.S. Navy aboard a large ship during WWII so these stories always interest me. I read the true story diary written by one of his fellow crewmen last year, and I learned a lot about the war on a day-to-day basis and what my father endured (many hardships...extremely humid weather in the South Pacific, very little food, strenuous tasks lasting hours, sickness striking most of the crew, etc.). My father didn't talk much about his experiences, only that he was almost killed and he lost his hearing in one ear from one of the gun turrets going off near him and causing him to suffer a concussion.
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Linda Luinstra 6:14pm November 26, 2013)

I do not believe we live a past life. BUT that doesn't stop me from reading stories that may to from that premise. THE PIECES WE KEEP does sound like an interesting book -- some mystery, perhaps romance, but always love for her child.
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Donna Durnell 7:50pm November 26, 2013)

I heard about that little boy also and it fascinated me too.
It really makes you believe in reincarnation. Definitely
piques my interest in The Pieces We Keep!!
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Cindi Clubbs 7:53pm November 26, 2013)

My husband and I are both avid believers and researchers in
past lives. I am so excited to have found a new book to add to
my library!
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Jen Myllymaki 9:10pm November 26, 2013)

Sounds fascinating. Thanks for giving us a chance to win this book.
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Carol Woodruff 3:55pm November 28, 2013)

I knew there was more to FDR and his involvement leading to World War II. Yes, I believe he did what he did to keep our country safe and knew we were heading into war even though the majority of the country was against it.
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Kai Wong 12:11pm November 29, 2013)

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