Little Pieces of Me

Little Pieces of Me

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Following her acclaimed debut novel, You and Me and Us, Alison Hammer offers a deeply moving story of family and identity. When a DNA test reveals a long-buried secret, a woman must look to the past to understand her mother and herself.




When Paige Meyer gets an email from a DNA testing website announcing that her father is a man she never met, she is convinced there must be a mistake. But as she digs deeper into her mother's past and her own feelings of being the odd child out growing up, Paige begins to question everything she thought she knew. Could this be why Paige never felt like she fit in her family, and why her mother always seemed to keep her at an arm's length? And what does it mean for Paige's memories of her father, a man she idolized and whose death she is still grieving? Back in 1975, Betsy Kaplan, Paige's mom, is a straightlaced sophomore at the University of Kansas. When her sweet but boring boyfriend disappoints her, Betsy decides she wants more out of life, and is tired of playing it safe. Enter Andy Abrams, the golden boy on campus with a potentially devastating secret. After their night together has unexpected consequences, Betsy is determined to bury the truth and rebuild a stable life for her unborn child, whatever the cost.

When Paige can't get answers from her mother, she goes looking for the only other person who was there that night. The more she learns about what happened, the more she sees her unflappable, distant mother as a real person faced with an impossible choice. But will it be enough to mend their broken relationship?

Told in dual timelines, Little Pieces of Me examines identity and how the way we define ourselves changes (or not) through our life experiences.

Title:Little Pieces of Me
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062934871
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    Little Pieces of Me Reviews

  • Kaceey

    3.75*As DNA websites become more prevalent, how many lives will be forever affected? Some people will get the answers they’ve been searching for, finally providing some closure and satisfaction. Oth...

  • Jessica | JustReadingJess

    Little Pieces of Me is an excellent novel about family where the main character finds out her dad isn’t her biological father. A DNA test reveals Paige’s biological father while she is still griev...

  • Berit???

    ALL THE STARS! This was such an engaging story that captivated me from first page to the very last. And I truly mean that the authors note is a can’t miss! Have you taking one of those DNA test, lik...

  • Larry H

    Alison Hammer's second novel, Little Pieces of Me , is an emotional, thought-provoking look at love, friendship, family secrets, and what shapes our identity.A few years ago, Paige took a DNA test ...

  • Val

    5 stars!Sometimes books come into your life at just the right time. Little Pieces of Me is one of those books for me. I loved the character and relationship development. I felt like I knew how the cha...

  • Bradeigh Godfrey

    With the availability of easy-to-use DNA tests and databases making connections between long-last family members, I think most of us know or have heard of at least one person discovering a sordid fami...

  • Shannon Rochester

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for my digital copy in exchange for an honest review. I requested this book because the title alone suggests there might be growth and "feelings" involved whil...

  • Jamie

    Alison Hammer is now a go to author for me, I will read anything she writes. This book was amazing. My heart was ripped out crying one minute and laughing the next. I was enthralled with every charact...

  • Carlene Inspired

    Find this review and others at Carlene Inspired.I had no idea what I was getting into this book, someone should have warned me that I would need an entire box of tissues to get through it. This book i...

  • MicheleReader

    Paige Meyer is 43 years old and is planning her wedding. She has a difficult relationship with her mother Elizabeth. She is still mourning the loss of her father, who she was very close with. After ta...