Thursday, March 1, 2018

Blog Tour: In Search of Us

In Search of Us by Ava Dellaira
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 
Publication Date: March 6, 2018

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.

My Thoughts: I really loved this book. I loved reading about both Angie and Marilyn. I felt terrible for both of them, especially on their emotional journeys. I loved how the stories wove together, unraveling both stories a little at a time. In some ways they were parallel and in some ways, wildly different. But I like how they came together in the end. This one tugged at my heartstrings something fierce! 

And you're in luck because it comes out next week, so grab a copy!!

Here are the 10 songs that captured my feelings as I was reading



It's My Life:


What is Love?

Sweet Sweet Fantasy:



Ice Cream:

We are Family:

Hope that you enjoyed the playlist!

1 comment:

Abby Miller said...

This book sounds really good. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and music. I will have to check this book out eventually.