A boy’s mysterious dreams and a troubled WWII romance converge in the New York Times bestselling author’s heartfelt novel inspired by true accounts.
Eager for a fresh start after her husband’s untimely death, Audra plans to leave Portland for a new job in Philadelphia. Her seven-year-old son Jack seems apprehensive about flying—but it's just the beginning of an anxiety that grows to consume him. As Jack's fears continue to surface in recurring and violent nightmares, Audra hardly recognizes the introverted boy he has become.
Desperate to help her son, Audra traces snippets of information unearthed in Jack's dreams, leading her to Sean Malloy, a struggling US Army veteran wounded in Afghanistan. Together they unravel a mystery dating back to World War II, and uncover old family secrets that still have the potential to wound—and perhaps, at last, to heal.
Deftly weaving together past and present, The Pieces We Keep evokes the depth of a mother's bond with her child, and the power of personal histories to echo through generations . . .
"Gripped me from the first page and didn't let go.” —Alyson Richman, bestselling author of The Lost Wife
The pieces we keep
Terrible, not worth the time to read it. She has done so much better in other books of hers.
Did not like it!
I did not like this book at out. Some of the writing was OK but the story just did not hold my interest. And I really can't say that I liked nor bonded with any of the characters. I had to force myself to keep reading and finally 3/4 way through the book I couldn't take it anymore and thought why am I forcing myself to read a book when there are so many good books I've yet to read. So my new rule is that if the book doesn't keep my attention from reading the sample I'm not going to buy them anymore. This is $9.99 I'd like to have back in my pocket.