May 26, 2017

Book Beginning: Everybody's Son by Thrity Umrigar

Everybody's Son by Thrity Umrigar, June 6, 017, Harper
When adopted son Anton discovers the truth about his life, his birth mother, and his adoptive parents, this man of the law must come to terms with the moral complexities of crimes committed by the people he loves most. (publisher)

Book beginning:
The room where he was to meet the boy was painted a cheery blue, its walls covered with posters promoting the county's foster care program, but David Coleman barely noticed any of it as he walked in, escorted by the social worker. He was too nervous. The two men made their way to the maroon couch, and David eased his lanky frame onto it. They made small talk for a few seconds, and then the social worker looked at his watch and stated the obvious: The boy was late. 
Page 56:
In reply, Anton said, "Can I just go to my old apartment and get my things?""Afraid not, son.":
The excerpts are from an uncorrected proof and may differ from the final publication. 
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  1. I am always interested in books about children who grow up in foster care...and their stories.

    Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “IT’S ALWAYS THE HUSBAND”

  2. Sounds interesting. This week I'm reading Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost. Happy reading!

  3. You have me curious for more! Happy weekend!

  4. An author I like very much so I would love to read this one.

  5. Intrigued for sure! Have a great weekend!
    Here's my Friday Reads

  6. That summary sounds quite interesting - thanks for sharing! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me


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