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Lost Daughters (1999) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

For 20 years, Allie Heller has been haunted by the memory of her daughter, Lila, given up for adoption at birth. "Your absence is the center of my life," she begins, in an account of her life she intends to share in an imagined reunion with her grown child. Allie's troubled history, a fractured tale which she prepares for Lila, "to convince you that I couldn't help my long-ago defection," alternates with chapters about Lila, who was raised in a peripatic military family. Lila, having just undergone an abortion, "eliminating the only blood relative she may ever know," and feeling that her college career is in shambles, decides to fill in the missing pieces of her own personal history by locating her birth mother.

On Lila's 21st birthday, when the adoption files can be opened, Allie sets out to track her daughter down. The converging quest of mother and daughter for each other comes to a shocking and disturbing conclusion, one that fully reveals the true character of all the protagonists and the deceptions that have shaped their lives.

Original title: Lost Daughters
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives
FictionGeneral FictionTies That BindDysfunctional Families

Edition #1: Lost Daughters

Lost Daughters (1999)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Manifested in:

Lost Daughters (March 1999)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Hanover, NH
Publisher: University Press of New England
ISBN: 0874518989
Dimensions: 8.72 x 5.75 x .88
Pages: 206

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