Twenty-four-year-old Marie Marchetti has just experienced a life-altering revelation—the identity of her real father. As she packs for her first visit with him and his family, she wonders how her life is about to change, how they will receive her, and what she will learn about her own identity.
A lot happens as a result of Marie’s Thanksgiving visit, and in her search for peace and truth in her life, she quickly learns that disparate lives can converge and interact in profound and surprising ways. But ironically the most consequential outcome of her visit unexpectedly grows out of an encounter with a twelve-year-old girl named Rachael.
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Copyright © 2013
Daughters is a 2013 B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree.
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Knowing that the book would be a well written and a deeply sensitive story I was keen to get my hands on it and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Every twist and turn teaches us more about Marie and her family, but also about perspectives at the time and issues that we all face in our day-to-day lives. This is undoubtedly a story of identity and the importance of having a family that we can trust and connect with.
Osmund has once again written a good book with a great message. I also want to give praise to Osmund because even though she was writing about a very conflagratory time period and subject, she did it with grace, compassion, love, and understanding.
Daughters is a well written sequel to her first novel, The Coach House. Civil rights, gender roles and political postures are carefully, realistically and sensitively present in this story. I unequivocally recommend this author's books for young teens and adults who want to learn more about the American life in the mid-twentieth century. Introspective thoughts cannot help but surface after following Marie along her path. Five stars for content, style and value.
—Terry Palardy, Pens and Needles
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