On Sale: August 29, 2017
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In this provocative new novel, the author of Root,
Petal, Thorn offers a powerful story of resilience,
hope, and the secrets that, no matter how deeply hidden, can
shape and ultimately unite a family. What connects us to one
another? Is it shared history? Is it ancestry? Or is it
People respond to tragedy in different ways. Some try to
move on. Some don’t move at all. A year after her young
son’s death due to a rare genetic disease, Emma Hazelton is
still frozen by grief, unable and unwilling to consider her
husband Noah’s suggestion that they try to have another
child. She can’t gamble with heartbreak and loss again. Yet
she can’t stand in the way of Noah having the family he
deserves—even if she believes the answer is to push him away.
As the future Emma once imagined crumbles, her family’s past
comes into sharp relief. Searching for the roots of her
son’s disease, Emma discovers other secrets concealed among
the branches of her family tree. Within an old wedding
photograph of her great-grandparents is a truth Emma never
guessed at—a window into all the ways that love can be
surprising, generous, and fiercely brave… and a truth that
may help her find her own way forward at last.
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