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In search of us

by Dellaira, Ava,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 18 Libraries 18 of 19 copies
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Young Adult YA FIC DELLAI
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Baldwin Borough Library Young Adult YA DEL
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Collection  Young Adult
 
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Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult YA DELLAIRA Ava
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CLP - Brookline Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Dellaira
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CLP - East Liberty Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Dellaira
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Collection  Teen Fiction
 
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CLP - Homewood Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Dellaira
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Collection  Teen Fiction
 
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Dellaira
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CLP - Mt. Washington Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Dellaira
Location  CLP - Mt. Washington
 
Collection  Teen Fiction
 
Call Number  TEEN FICTION Dellaira
 
 
CLP - South Side Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Dellaira
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Dellaira
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CLP - Woods Run Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Dellaira
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Young Adult Fiction YA Fic Dellaira
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Moon Township Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA F DELLAIRA Ava
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Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA DELLAIRA Ava
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Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
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Northern Tier Regional Library Young Adult Fiction YA FIC DELLA
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Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
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Penn Hills Library Youth Y DEL
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Scott Township Library Teen Fiction FIC DELLAI IN [YA]
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Sewickley Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA DEL
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Summary

The author of the beloved Love Letters to the Dead returns with a sweeping multi-generational story of a single mother and her biracial daughter, each at age seventeen.

To seventeen-year-old Angie, who is mixed-race, Marilyn is her hardworking, devoted white single mother. But Marilyn was once young, too. When she was seventeen, Marilyn 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 Los Angeles 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.

Alternating between Angie's present-day journey and Marilyn's romance set against the backdrop of LA in the '90s, the stories of In Search of Us intertwine to create a powerful tale about secrets and lies, race and identity, and mothers and daughters.


Praise for In Search of Us :

"A rare and special book. Part mother-daughter love story, part road trip journey, part compelling mystery, and one hundred percent beautiful, spellbinding tearjerker. I'm in love with every page."
--Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe

"A masterful work of fiction. Exploring race and mother and daughter relationships, this novel is also one of the most tender and authentic takes on first love that I have ever read."
--Jennifer Mathieu, author of MOXIE

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Angie has never known her father, so she doesn't know that her athleticism is an echo of his own. She does know that he is black; one glance in the mirror confirms that. Her white mother, Marilyn, says that Angie's father died in a car accident. But a series of discoveries leads Angie to believe that he might actually be alive and living in Los Angeles. So Angie embarks on a secret mission to discover the truth. As Angie's quest to find her father unfolds, alternating chapters flash back to the doomed romance between Marilyn and Angie's father, James. Although the lovers share a genuine connection, their relationship is strained by the racist disapproval of Marilyn's uncle. Both stories are engaging, packed with cultural references from their respective periods. But the most poignant aspect of the story is Angie's need to connect with the African American side of her family. Like Shannon Gibney's See No Color (2015), this novel offers a thoughtful examination of racial identity, which will likely be relevant to many teens.--Colson, Diane Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Dellaira's debut novel, Love Letters to the Dead, was good; her second, which tells two connected tales set 18 years apart, is spectacular. First comes the story of 17-year-old Marilyn, whose mother is so committed to her daughter's future stardom that she moves them into a tiny Los Angeles apartment with Marilyn's unwelcoming, alcoholic uncle. But Marilyn's vision of her future involves going to college, taking photos, and making a life with her smart and handsome new neighbor, James. Next comes the present-day story of Marilyn's biracial daughter, Angie, also 17, who wonders about the father she never met. Did he really die in a car crash? Does she have relatives who look like her? Will knowing her past help her find her way forward? Past and present collide when Angie runs away from Albuquerque to L.A. to find the man she thinks may be her uncle. Readers will be left sobbing, both for the characters they've come to love and for the state of the country-Dellaira draws on persistent racial divides to craft an ending that is surprising yet inevitable, heartbreaking, and hopeful. Ages 12-up. Agent: Richard Florest, Rob Weisbach Creative Management. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Fiction.
Racially mixed people -- Fiction.
Single-parent families -- Fiction.
Romance fiction.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 403 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780374305314
0374305315
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