The Pieces We Keep

The Pieces We Keep

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"Gripped me from the first page and didn't let go." --Alyson Richman, bestselling author of The Lost Wife

In this richly emotional novel, Kristina McMorris evokes the depth of a mother's bond with her child, and the power of personal histories to echo through generations. . .

Two years have done little to ease veterinarian Audra Hughes's grief over her husband's untimely death. Eager for a fresh start, Audra plans to leave Portland for a new job in Philadelphia. Her seven-year-old son, Jack, seems apprehensive about flying--but it's just the beginning of an anxiety that grows to consume him.

As Jack's fears continue to surface in recurring and violent nightmares, Audra hardly recognizes the introverted boy he has become. Desperate, she traces snippets of information unearthed in Jack's dreams, leading her to Sean Malloy, a struggling US Army veteran wounded in Afghanistan. Together they unravel a mystery dating back to World War II, and uncover old family secrets that still have the strength to wound--and perhaps, at last, to heal.

Intricate and beautifully written, The Pieces We Keep illuminates those moments when life asks us to reach beyond what we know and embrace what was once unthinkable. Deftly weaving together past and present, herein lies a story that is at once poignant and thought-provoking, and as unpredictable as the human heart.

Advance Praise For The Pieces We Keep

"The past collides with the present in this sensitive and multilayered story where the discovery of long-held family secrets leads to healing. The contemporary twist will be a treat for fans of World War II historical fiction." --Beth Hoffman, New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Me and Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

Praise For Bridge Of Scarlet Leaves

"Impeccably researched and beautifully written." --Karen White, New York Times bestselling author

"Readers of World War II fiction will devour Kristina McMorris's Bridge of Scarlet Leaves , a poignant, authentic story of Japanese and American lovers crossed not only by the stars but by the vagaries of war and their own country's prejudices." --Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us

Praise For Letters From Home

"An absolutely lovely debut novel filled with endearing characters and lively descriptions. Fans of World War II romantic fiction will definitely enjoy this fast-paced story." --Kristin Hannah

"A tender and heartfelt glimpse of a time long past. While wholly original, it's filled with characters as beloved as your own grandparents. Propelled by the epic sweep of world war, yet warmed by intimate human moments, this story will linger in the reader's memory long after the last page is turned." --Susan Wiggs
Publisher: New York :, Kensington Books,, 2013.
ISBN: 9780758281166
Branch Call Number: FICTION McMorris Kristina 11/2013
Characteristics: xi, 446 p. ;,21 cm.


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Dec 22, 2015

I enjoyed this book. I have read the non fiction book it was based on. "PG"

May 23, 2015

Excellent book where the writer weaves two stories that become one. Hard to put down.

booklady413 Apr 07, 2015

An interesting story about a little known fact regarding German spies in the United States. It did take me awhile to get through, but I'm glad that I did. The characters were well drawn out, and the ending summed everything up well.

athompson10 Jun 04, 2014

It's a romance, like a Barbara Cartland romance, and should be marked as such. The historical mystery and its twists and turns sort of peter out. Meh.

cgloden Feb 06, 2014

Kind of a wired storyline and very unexpected. Good book nonetheless

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