Jessica Strawser with Colleen Oakley, A Million Reasons Why
Jessica Strawser in conversation with Colleen Oakley to discuss A Million Reasons Why
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
LOCATION: Virtual Event Hosted on ZOOM
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A SheReads Most Anticipated Novel of 2021
Jessica Strawser's A Million Reasons Why is a fascinating foray into the questions we are most afraid to ask (Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author)--the story of two women who discover a bond between them that will change both their lives forever.
When two strangers are linked by a mail-in DNA test, it's an answered prayer--that is, for one half sister. For the other, it will dismantle everything she knows to be true.
But as they step into the unfamiliar realm of sisterhood, the roles will reverse in ways no one could have foreseen.
Caroline lives a full, happy life--thriving career, three feisty children, enviable marriage, and a close-knit extended family. She couldn't have scripted it better. Except for one thing:
She's about to discover her fundamental beliefs about them all are wrong.
Sela lives a life in shades of gray, suffering from irreversible kidney failure. Her marriage crumbled in the wake of her illness. Her beloved mother, always her closest friend, unexpectedly passed away. She refuses to be defined by her grief, but still, she worries what will happen to her two-year-old son if she doesn't find a donor match in time.
She's the only one who knows Caroline is her half sister and may also be her best hope for a future. But Sela's world isn't as clear-cut as it appears--and one misstep could destroy it all.
JESSICA STRAWSER is the author of the book club favorites Almost Missed You, Not That I Could Tell (a Book of the Month selection) and Forget You Know Me. She is Editor-at-Large for Writer's Digest, and her work has appeared in The New York Times' Modern Love , Publishers Weekly, and other fine venues. She lives with her husband and two children in Cincinnati.
COLLEEN OAKLEY is the USA Today bestselling author of You Were There Too, Close Enough to Touch, Before I Go, and the forthcoming The Invisible Husband of Frick Island (May 2021). Colleen’s novels have been long-listed for the Southern Book Prize twice. A former magazine editor for Marie Claire and Women’s Health & Fitness, Colleen currently lives in Atlanta with her husband, four kids, four chickens, two guinea pigs, and one fish.
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