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
|Publisher:||Tree Garden Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
About the Author
Her blog, Sixty Something, can be found at hilarywho.wordpress.com.
Her website is at Hilaryharper.net