I devoured The Original 1982 by Lori Carson last weekend. I recommend it. She did an incredible job creating her what-if world. By this I mean she wrote about the world that might have been had the protagonist, Lisa Nelson, not had an abortion. Her child, a daughter, was named Minnow, by her in the alternate world. By the end of the book, when I, the reader, was returned to Lisa Nelson’s real world (the one without her daughter in it) I felt as I had experienced the protagonists abortion myself. I became attached to Minnow and found myself confused and frustrated at the point in the book where she is gone, aborted.
I recommend. You can buy it on Amazon.
Last night I started reading Tapioca Fire by Suzanne Gilbert. Details below. Will let you know how it goes!
“TAPIOCA FIRE opens when Susan tries to solve the mystery of a missing parent only to uncover a greater crime. Susan Piper was adopted years ago in Thailand. A once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity brings her to Japan for the opening of a new museum. It also gives her the excuse to hop another flight to visit the world of the woman forced to give her away years ago.
Susan’s quest introduces her to the subculture of the adoption search and reunion movement. There is the detective Susan hires who specializes in adoption reunions and carries a secret of his own. Her journey rocks her marriage to David whose father abandoned the family years ago. Together they explore the rich spirituality behind David’s decision not to pursue his own lost parent. Then that secret finds them….” Read the rest on Amazon.