You Are My Only

You Are My Only

A Novel

Book - 2013
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Tells, in their separate voices and at a space of fourteen years, of Emmy, whose baby has been stolen, and Sophie, a teenager who defies her nomadic, controlling mother by making friends with a neighbor boy and his elderly aunts.
Publisher: New York : Egmont USA, 2013, c2011
ISBN: 9781606845332
1606845330
Characteristics: 240 p

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GLNovak
Oct 10, 2013

This is an interesting book told from the perspective of Emmy, the mother of an abducted baby, and Sophie, the baby now fourteen years old. The story alternates between the two women who have similar voices but still are recognizable as different people. The writing is quite lyrical and poetic at times, laced through with longing - for the lost baby on Emmy's part and for freedom on Sophie's. Nicely constructed so that the narrative flows well - at least for me. Goodreads reviewers mostly liked this but some were confused and found the style jarring.

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