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From the Editor

What would you do if you came across a sixteen-year-old girl—sick, alone, and disoriented—on the side of the road near a remote forest? Would you drive the terrified girl to the hospital, as Suzanne Blakemore does, and make sure she’s given the care she needs? Suzanne, the wife and mother at the center of True Places, feels compelled to help, even though she doesn’t have a second to spare in her overscheduled day. But Suzanne has become lost in her own life, and there’s something about the enigmatic girl named Iris that reaches deep into Suzanne’s core.

As Iris recovers, questions about her seemingly feral life mount: How long had she lived in the woods? Where are her parents? When foster care looks to be Iris’s only option, Suzanne resolves to take her in. The decision disrupts the already fragile balance of the Blakemore home in ways no one could have predicted, least of all Suzanne.

So many things about this story moved me—author Sonja Yoerg’s remarkable prose, the relationship that develops between Suzanne and Iris, and the message especially. Sometimes, embracing the unexpected might be the only way to discover who we really are and where we belong—our true place in life.

- Chris Werner, Editor


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True Places is a beautiful reminder that though we may busy ourselves seeking what we want, what we need has an uncanny way of finding us.” —Camille Pagán, bestselling author of Life and Other Near-Death Experiences

A girl emerges from the woods, starved, ill, and alone…and collapses.

Suzanne Blakemore hurtles along the Blue Ridge Parkway, away from her overscheduled and completely normal life, and encounters the girl. As Suzanne rushes her to the hospital, she never imagines how the encounter will change her—a change she both fears and desperately needs.

Suzanne has the perfect house, a successful husband, and a thriving family. But beneath the veneer of an ideal life, her daughter is rebelling, her son is withdrawing, her husband is oblivious to it all, and Suzanne is increasingly unsure of her place in the world. After her discovery of the ethereal sixteen-year-old who has never experienced civilization, Suzanne is compelled to invite Iris into her family’s life and all its apparent privileges.

But Iris has an independence, a love of solitude, and a discomfort with materialism that contrasts with everything the Blakemores stand for—qualities that awaken in Suzanne first a fascination, then a longing. Now Suzanne can’t help but wonder: Is she destined to save Iris, or is Iris the one who will save her?

About the Author

Sonja Yoerg grew up in Stowe, Vermont, where she financed her college education by waitressing at the Trapp Family Lodge. She earned a PhD in biological psychology from the University of California, Berkeley; and wrote a nonfiction book about animal intelligence, Clever as a Fox, before deciding it was more fun to make things up. Her previous novels are House Broken, The Middle of Somewhere, and All the Best People. Sonja lives with her husband in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1631 KB
  • Print Length: 358 pages
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (1 January 2019)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07C227DVB
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,213 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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