Almost Home: a memoir

Almost Home: a memoir

by Hilary Harper


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Almost Home: a memoir by Hilary Harper

While snooping in a closet as an adolescent, Hilary Harper discovers a secret: her parents are not her parents. Documents reveal her mother to be a vague, distant relative who died in a car crash. Her father is "unknown."
Vividly depicting the suburban Detroit neighborhood of her childhood, and the relentless search for her paternal roots as an adult, Harper's memoir culminates in a DNA test that delivers unexpected results.
A compelling, and ultimately triumphant story, Almost Home illustrates how strong the longing for an authentic identity can be, and how the choices made by one generation can have a lasting impact on the next.
"Fully and movingly realized." - Deborah Ann Percy, author of Invisible Traffic
"The story is enthralling, with memorable characters, evocatively portrayed settings, and such tenderness." - Kathryn Rhett, author of Souvenir and Near Breathing

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998626208
Publisher: Tree Garden Press
Publication date: 07/05/2017
Pages: 282
Sales rank: 420,532
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Hilary Harper writes personal essays and short fiction. She earned her MFA in creative writing from Queens University of Charlotte; leads workshops for writers in metro Detroit; supports the adoptee rights movement; and promotes the use of DNA tests for genetic genealogy.
Her blog, Sixty Something, can be found at
Her website is at

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