In Search Of Us

In Search Of Us Review

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.

Title:In Search Of Us
Edition Language:English

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  • kat ?

    “The funny thing about beauty, James writes, is that in no way does its presence negate the truth of suffering, of injustice, of pain, but it does stand stalwart in its own right, as its own truth....

  • Banny Carstairs

    RESEÑA EN ESPAÑOLActual Rate 3.5Ava's (author of Love Letters to the Dead) new book was released in México and other Latin-America countries first. It'll be out in the USA (and the rest of the wor...

  • Thamy

    I wasn't ready for something so beautiful.Told in two timelines, we follow Marilyn's romance with her neighbor, who is a black boy, while she struggles to follow her mother's dream and bear with her u...

  • Kate (beautifulbookland)

    I must admit, I wasn’t the biggest fan of Love Letters to the Dead - I read it while I was in hospital, and I literally can’t remember a thing about it aside from the fact that I struggled to fini...

  • Carrie (brightbeautifulthings)

    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group/Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. I fell in love with Dellaira’s writing from the first time I read...

  • Meli

    Qué libro más nostálgico y autentico. Hermoso....

  • Samantha - WLABB

    Rating: 4.5 StarsI had wanted to read this book for many reasons. One, I really enjoyed Love Letters to the Dead. Two, I love multigenerational stories. Three, coming of age tales always work for me. ...

  • ALEXA

    I dove right into this one without recalling exactly what it was about, but I certainly couldn’t make myself stop turning the pages every time I picked it up. There was something compelling about th...

  • Mimi

    Actual rating 3.5I admit, I wasn't the biggest fan of Dellaira's previous work Love Letters to the Dead - the idea was stellar, the execution meh. Thankfully, this wasn't the case with In Search of Us...

  • alice (arctic books)

    I really enjoyed this one! IN SEARCH OF US was my first Dellaira book so I was a bit unsure of what to expect buuuuut I was pretty pleased with this novel in spite of the few reservations I had. Thing...