Ten years ago, Ruby Leander was a scared, runaway nineteen-year-old who found a baby at an Oklahoma rest stop. Overwhelmed by memories of her own abandonment years earlier, she made a split-second decision to put the baby in her car and keep driving. Over the years, Ruby and her daughter Lark made a home for themselves in Santa Fe, New Mexico. When Ruby reads a magazine article about an infant kidnapped by carjackers, the lie that she created about Lark’s origins is shattered. Ruby never dreamed that she had done anything wrong by rescuing an abandoned infant, but now she is forced to make a decision that will change her life, and Lark’s, forever. Like the best of Billie Lets and Marisa de los Santos, Amy Bourret’s Mothers and Other Liars is women’s fiction that tugs at the heartstrings, while posing serious questions to the reader. (from Goodreads)
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (August 3, 2010)
About the Author:
Amy Bourret is a graduate of Yale Law School and Texas Tech University, and a former partner in a national law firm. Her pro bono work with child advocacy organizations sparked the passion that fuels Mothers & Other Liars, her debut novel. She lived for several years in Santa Fe, and now splits her time between Aspen, Colorado and Dallas, Texas. Learn more at http://www.amybourret.com/.
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This book will be published August 3, 2010