Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that highlights pre-publication/upcoming releases that readers cannot wait to get their hands on. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
Title: In Search Of Us
Author: Ava Dellaira
Publication date: March 6, 2018
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
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.
5 thoughts on “Waiting On Wednesday: In Search Of Us by Ava Dellaira”
This sounds so good! Definitely adding to my TBR!
Here’s our WOW: http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2018/02/waiting-on-wedenesday.html
Ahh…one of your picks looks so creepy. Adding it to my TBR too, lol.
I’m on the fence with this book since I was really disappointed by LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD. I like the premise of it though, so I’m going to wait and see what people say about it 🙂
Oh, no. I loved Love Letters to the Dead.
I’m waiting on reviews on some new books too. 😃
This is both a new book and a new author to me. I have a history of avoiding books with strong romance plot-points. However, I’ve been really getting into this again lately. Which of Dellaria’s books would you recommend me starting with?