The author of the beloved Love Letters to the Dead returns with a parallel story of a mother and daughter each at age seventeen. Marilyn's tale recounts the summer she fell in love and set out on her own path. Angie's story is about her search for her unknown father.This sweeping multi-generational love story introduces readers to mother-and-daughter pair Marilyn and Angie. To seventeen-year-old Angie, who is mixed-race, Marilyn is her hardworking, devoted white single mother. But Marilyn was once young, too. When Marilyn was seventeen, she fell in love with Angie's father, James, who was African-American. But Angie's never met him, and Marilyn has always told her he died before she was born. When Angie discovers evidence of an uncle she's never met she starts to wonder: What if her dad is still alive, too? So she sets off on a journey to find him, hitching a ride to LA from her home in New Mexico with her ex-boyfriend, Sam. Along the way, she uncovers some hard truths about herself, her mother, and what truly happened to her father....
|Title||:||In Search Of Us|
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|Number of Pages||:||416 pages|
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In Search Of Us Reviews
I really enjoyed this one! IN SEARCH OF US was my first Dellaira book so I was a bit unsure of what to expect buuuuut I was pretty pleased with this novel in spite of the few reservations I had.
Things I liked:
- the writing was super poetic and lovely and easy to follow. It was somewhat enchanting so I couldn't stop reading.
- I enjoyed the parallel timelines between Angie and Marilyn. It was pretty easy to follow, and I really enjoyed reading about each girl's struggles.
A few reservations:
- Al ...more
I won a copy of In Search Of Us via the website Readers First!
This was such an emotional novel, I can't even begin to sit down to type this review up and process my thoughts because my mind is a freaking mess. But what I will say is the plotline and characters were very well-developed, the settings of California and New Mexico were interesting to witness. There are two POVs: Marilyn and her daughter Angie. Angie is a seventeen year old who never knew her father, he died before she was born. With ...more
Me gustó muchísimo, incluso más que Cartas de amor a los muertos (libro que tampoco llegué a amar). Los personajes son increíbles y el cambio de perspectiva entre Marilyn y Angie está muy bien hecho (debo admitir que me interesaba mucho más la vida de Marilyn cuando era joven que lo que contaba Angie, pero esto no quiere decir que su perspectiva me aburriera)
Ampliaré más en un próximo Wrap up, pero sepan que es un libro sumamente recomendable.
“The funny thing about beauty, James writes, is that in no way does its presence negate the truth of suffering, of injustice, of pain, but it does stand stalwart in its own right, as its own truth.”
This was my first book by Dellaria and I actually quite enjoyed it, when I went into it I wasn't sure what to expect but I really liked it, the writing was really good, I found I struggled to put it down at times because it just flowed so well. My favourite thing about this whole book that it was se ...more
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Soy de esas personas que no disfruto nada de nada el anterior libro de la autora (Cartas de Amor a los Muertos), al momento me gustó pero despúes mientras más lo pensaba me daba cuenta que menos me había gustado. Así que leer Quienes Solíamos ser no era mi prioridad pero me lleve una grata sorpresa cuando comencé a hojear el libro y me quede enganchada a la historia. El libro esta narrado a dos voces en dos tiempos, ...more
I was so eager to read this book following Ava Dellaira’s other release, Love Letter’s to The Dead.’ I fell so in love with Love Letters so I had high expectations. And unfortunately they were not met. This story was so jumpy and confusing for me. I got the basic plot points like it was following a mother and daughter both at age Seventeen. But it got confusing in my head whilst reading. I forgot who’s POV I was on and it was just ahh. POV stories, majority of the time, aren’t for me but overall ...more
I am excited about so many aspects of this book! The parallel story is one that should be really interesting and give different perspectives, yet it seems as though there will also be two stories in one here. Road trip books are my favourites, so I know that I will be picking this one up as soon as I can!
Rating: 4.5 Stars
I had wanted to read this book for many reasons. One, I really enjoyed Love Letters to the Dead. Two, I love multigenerational stories. Three, coming of age tales always work for me. Four, I never pass up a good romance. I am not quite sure what I was expecting from this book, but it delivered a total feelsplosion and was so beautifully tragic, I am kind of choked up right now just thinking about it.
•Pro: I wasn't sure at first, but I grew to love the alternating timeline. Contr ...more