Dana Reinhardt

 


 

 

 


A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life by Dana Reinhardt

 

A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life

Simone's starting her junior year in high school. Her mom's a lawyer for the ACLU, her dad's a political cartoonist, so she's grown up standing outside the organic food coop asking people to sign petitions for worthy causes. She's got a terrific younger brother and amazing friends. And she's got a secret crush on a really smart and funny guy who spends all of his time with another girl.

Then her birth mother contacts her. Simone's always known she was adopted, but she never wanted to know anything about it. She's happy with her family just as it is, thank you.

She learns who her birth mother was: a 16-year-old girl named Rivka. Who is Rivka? Why has she contacted Simone? Why now? The answers lead Simone to deeper feelings of anguish and love than she has ever known, and to question everything she once took for granted about faith, life, the afterlife, and what it means to be a daughter.

Read an excerpt.

"Superbly crafted."
- School Library Journal, starred review

"A moving first novelů readers will become quickly absorbed."
- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"An outstanding first novel by an enormously talented writer."
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KLIATT, starred review

"Fabulous debut."
- Kirkus

 
 

Learn more about Dana's other novels...

Harmless by Dana Reinhardt   How to Build a House by Dana Reinhardt   The Things a Brother Knows by Dana Reinhardt   The Summer I Learned to Fly by Dana Reinhardt   Odessa Again by Dana Reinhardt   We Are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt

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