Secrets My Mothers Kept by Rebecca Tucker
English | 2020 |Literary Fiction > LGBT FF| ePUB | 3.2 MB
“Her thoughts, half-formed, tumbled over one another, nonsensical and overwhelming. Images of her parents, her mom mostly, flickered through her mind as a realization grew within her, rising from the pit of her stomach, finally forming the coherent thought that there were going to be repercussions for the conversation she’d just had with Jeremy. Her world would change—it had already, though she couldn’t yet feel it and couldn’t fathom what those changes might be. The foundation built of all she knew was shifting beneath her feet as she wobbled.”
Austin Nobel is preparing for a summer trip to France, which includes obtaining a passport. However, when she receives her birth certificate in the mail with the wrong name on it, Austin uncovers that she was adopted, something her parents had kept secret from everyone.
Austin pursues more information about her birth parents and their complicated history against the wishes of her family, while struggling with the impact this revelation has on her status within the Reform Jewish community. Is she really Jewish in the eyes of her community? In her own eyes? The support of a new romantic interest and an old family friend helps Austin find strength, resilience, and forgiveness as she searches for answers about her own origins and identity.