Letty was going to go places. She was going to be someone. Then she got pregnant, and her plans changed.
Now she's a single parent with two children she's convinced she can't care for, a dead-end job she's struggling to keep, a home in a half forgotten part of town, and no prospect of anything changing any time soon.
Determined to give her children a better future, she takes a decision that may change all their lives.
But perhaps she's not quite done making mistakes. And her son, Alex, may be about to make one of his own - because, sometimes, the biggest mistakes we make are when we're prepared to risk everything for those we love.
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- Verlag: Pan Macmillan
- Seitenzahl: 288
- Altersempfehlung: ab 18 Jahre
- Erscheinungstermin: 27.08.2015
- ISBN-13: 9781447294528
- Artikelnr.: 43418409
This poignant story will stay in readers hearts long after the last page. . . . [Vanessa] Diffenbaugh weaves in the plight of undocumented immigrants to her tale of first- and second-generation Americans struggling to make their way in America. Moving without being maudlin, this story avoids the stereotypes in its stark portrayal of mothers who just want the best for their children. RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)
Diffenbaugh is a storyteller of the highest order: her simple but poetic prose makes even this most classically American story sing with a special kind of vulnerable beauty. Bustle
[A] gripping, heartfelt exploration of a mother s love, resilience and redemption. Family Circle
Satisfying storytelling . . . Diffenbaugh delivers a heartwarming journey that mixes redemption and optimistic insight [and] confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers. Kirkus Reviews
I was hooked from the first breathtaking pages of We Never Asked for Wings, caring about this exquisitely vulnerable family, hoping right along with them on every page that each heart-rending, impossible choice would lead them somewhere better together. Lisa Genova, New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice
Vanessa Diffenbaugh s We Never Asked for Wings propels us into a mother s heart as she and her family travel down a rocky path to understanding and forgiveness. With breathtaking imagery and lyrical prose, Diffenbaugh makes Letty s growth from a troubled young mother to a responsible woman who learns to put her children first, but also allows herself the possibility of love, entirely believable. Hers is a hard-won victory you will cheer even as you wish this graceful, moving book would never end. Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator s Wife