Somewhere Out There: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Amy Hatvany

Narrated By: Cassandra Campbell, Rebekkah Ross

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: March 2016

Duration: 11 hours 14 minutes

Summary:

A young mother surrenders her daughters. A loving family quickly adopts one while the other spends her turbulent youth in foster care. What happens when the sisters reunite thirty-five years later to find the woman who abandoned them? Amy Hatvany fearlessly explores complex family issues in her gripping, provocative new novel.Natalie Clark knew never to ask her sensitive adoptive mother questions about her past. She doesn't even know her birth mother's name-only that the young woman signed parental rights over to the state when Natalie was a baby. Now Natalie's own daughter must complete a family tree project for school, and Natalie is determined to unearth the truth about her roots. Brooke Walker doesn't have a family. At least, that's what she tells herself after being separated from her mother and her little sister at age four. Having grown up in a state facility and countless foster homes, Brooke survives the only way she knows how, by relying on herself. So when she discovers she's pregnant, Brooke faces a heart-wrenching decision: give up her baby or raise the child completely on her own. Scared and confused, she feels lost until a surprise encounter gives her hope for the future. How do our early experiences-the subtle and the traumatic-define us as adults? How do we build relationships when we've been deprived of real connection? Critically acclaimed author Amy Hatvany considers controversial and complicated questions about childhood through the lens of her finely crafted characters in this astute novel about mending wounds by diving into the truth of what first tore us apart.

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  • Holly C.

    Great book! So many emotions in one story. Great narration. Highly recommended.

  • Vanessa Carley

    This was an enjoyable listen. You definitely feel the desperation from the mother and your heart breaks for her. I'm sure there are many young women in real life who have faced this very issue where they need help but no one is willing to give it. The truth in this story is what made it so sad. Throughout the book I felt more for Brooke than the other characters since she got the worst end of the stick. The ending was not what I expected but I can see it happening considering what their mother went through.