In her sophomore novel, Alison Hammer once again delivers an emotional and heartfelt story about love, family, and connection.
The premise of this novel piqued my interest immediately. Paige Meyer gets an email from a DNA testing website that shakes the foundation of her life. The father that she loved so deeply may not be her biological father after all. This shocking revelation sends Paige on a journey of discovery that causes her to question every part of her life as well as her own identity.
Told in dual timelines, the story follows Paige’s search for answers in the present as well as her mother’s sophomore year at college where the story truly begins. The transitions between past and present are seamless and flow with purpose, pushing the story forward. This structure also allows the readers to understand the challenges and motivations of each character on a deeper level.
And it is the characters that are truly the heart of this novel. The relationship between Paige and her mother is heartbreakingly real in its complexity and the supporting characters really compliment the story. I especially loved the interactions between Paige and her two best friends. Their conversations were so real I found myself laughing out loud several times.
LITTLE PIECES OF ME is a compulsively readable novel that would be perfect for book clubs.
I highly recommend you pick up a copy on April 13 and, while you’re waiting, be sure to read Hammer’s debut novel, YOU AND ME AND US.
Thank you to the publisher for my advance reading copy.
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