The Finding Place by Julie Hartley
Found as a baby outside a school in China, Kelly Stroud was adopted and raised by North American parents. She has always considered herself part of a loving family, until the day her dad leaves to buy milk, and never returns. Struggling with what it means to be loved and left behind, Kelly embarks with her mother on a journey back to China in search of her cultural roots. The Finding Place is an adventure story which moves from urban North America to the magical landscape of Yangshuo, China. It is also a coming-of-age story written in the voice of an international adoptee whose unique perspective throws fresh light on the meaning of family: the people who raise us, and the parents who bring us into the world.
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