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Finding Claire Kim Merrill

Finding Claire

Kim Merrill

Published January 1st 2005
ISBN : 9780822221555
Hardcover
47 pages
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 About the Book 

After the sudden death of her adoptive mother, a rich New York City dancer embarks on a search for her birth mother s home. She longs for a family connection but ends up with a family crisis. In an impoverished farmhouse in rural upstate New York,MoreAfter the sudden death of her adoptive mother, a rich New York City dancer embarks on a search for her birth mother s home. She longs for a family connection but ends up with a family crisis. In an impoverished farmhouse in rural upstate New York, her fifteen-year-old half-sister is pregnant and wants to give up her baby. Her mother a stubborn, introverted woman who carves rough rock sculptures as a way to express her frustrations wants her to keep it. Her grandmother wants to be boss. Armed with good intentions and a desire to help her new family, the dancer arrives at their door. When she s met with a volatile mixture of envy, regret and resentment, her assumptions about identity, biological ties and what it means to be a mother are turned upside down.