A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life by Dana Reinhardt

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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.


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About Dana Reinhardt

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DANA REINHARDT is the author of A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, Harmless, How to Build a House, The Things a Brother Knows, and The Summer I Learned to Fly. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two daughters. SUSAN REAGAN has ilustrated many children's books. Her work has appeared on greeting cards and in other media.













Author Residence: San Francisco, CA













Author Hometown: Los Angeles, CA SUSAN REAGAN has illustrated many children's books. Her work has appeared on greeting cards and in other media.Illustrator Residence: Cleveland, OHIllustrator Hometown: Cleveland, OH
 
Published November 13, 2007 by Wendy Lamb Books. 256 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Sixteen-year-old Simone has always known she’s adopted, and has never wanted to know more, not even when her birth mother calls out of the blue.

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Simone has always known that she was adopted --- her parents have never kept it a secret, and they've stayed in contact with Simone's birth mother, Rivka, her whole life.

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A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life was an amazing book and I’m tempted to pick it up right now and begin reading it again.

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