Monday, March 5, 2018

March Madness: In Search of Us by Ava Dellaira

For the first author post of the event, I'm doing a small spotlight on In Search of Us by Ava Dellaira. Unfortunately, Ava wasn't able to participate because of her busy schedule. But she still wanted to be part of this, and she offered up a signed ARC for a giveaway, so be sure to check that out at the end of this post! :D

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Title: In Search of Us
Author: Ava Dellaira
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: March 6th, 2018!

From Goodreads...
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.


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And now onto the giveaway! Unfortunately this one will only be open US/CAN residents. But there's the event-wide giveaway that's open internationally. :)