The You I Never Knew

By Susan Wiggs

Michelle idea she misplaced every little thing at seventeen. Her father, a Hollywood legend, had ultimately summoned her to his Montana ranch. but if he discovered of her affair with Sam, a employed hand, he had Sam fired and destroyed his relations. Michelle, pregnant, fled to Seattle.

There, she is profitable and safe--safe from love, secure from harm. yet her son is misplaced to her, a stricken youngster at the verge of self-destruction, a boy who blames her for the absence of his father and grandfather. after which her father calls to inform her he's death. He has just one likelihood to live--if she is going to donate a kidney to save lots of him. So she is going, resolved to save lots of her father, terrified to stand Sam, yet pushed through desperation to save lots of her son. to do this, she needs to face all of the secrets and techniques of the previous and be able to heal the scars and love again.

Wiggs's delicate portrayal of oldsters and enthusiasts attempting to bond regardless of a less-than-perfect prior exemplifies the richness and realism this topic can lend a love story."
--- Publishers Weekly

"Realistic, beautiful protagonists, secondary characters who're even more than caricatures, and a plot compelling in its simplicity are pluses for this well-written, engrossing novel, which could shock yet now not disappoint Wiggs's ancient fans."
--- Library magazine

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He took a deep breath. “After most of these years, I nonetheless wish you. ” “Sam—” He gestured on the papers. “There’s whatever occurring among us. ” “Don’t think every little thing you read,” she shot again, her faded cheeks turning crimson. He stepped toward the mattress, touched her shoulder. “I didn’t need to learn it within the paper. yet you recognize, I’m form of pleased it’s out within the open. ” She shifted clear of him. “Do you know the way tremendously undesirable your timing is? ” “What, simply because I didn’t appear at a football online game in case you have been feeling lonely?

What do I do? she questioned. If she stated her good-byes, did that suggest she was once afraid anything may get it wrong, that she’d by no means see him back? If she stated not anything, what may they need to grasp directly to if anything did get it wrong? In silence, with all of the unsaid issues screaming inside of her, she walked away, following the orderly to her room. She hovered wildly among appearing like this was once the main mundane of techniques and feeling confident, as Natalie was once, that it was once a religious occasion. Natalie and Cody got here in.

They sat in companionable silence for it slow, sipping their morning espresso and observing the play of sun over the polished-granite counter tops and sparkling copper cookware striking from the variety hood. “You going to paintings in your portray this day? ” her father requested. “Yep. i've got no notion what I’m doing over there, yet I’m loving it. ” “That portray you’ve been doing. It makes me damned happy with you. ” His phrases stuffed her with heat. only for a moment, she desired to ask him the place that trust in her got here from, why he had by no means expressed it till she gave him a kidney.

Don’t even take into consideration a lawsuit, Sam. ” “I want every person had that angle. ” “I have one other query. ” “Shoot. ” “It’s approximately Gavin and the transplant. ” Her insides twisted into knots. “Um, there should be a glitch. ” “A glitch? ” “A postponement. ” His face didn’t swap, yet whatever in regards to the caliber of the sunshine in his eyes did. “Is Gavin having hassle? ” She shifted from foot to foot. The room felt overly hot. “Well, now not particularly. It’s simply that… I received up this morning and observed… i spotted this has long gone on too lengthy already, the stuff with the dialysis and the entire meds.

Anything that wouldn’t come off with a bath and a stack of towels. Friday bankruptcy forty An previous El Camino, pockmarked by way of rust, got here speedy up the force to Lonepine, spitting a chicken tail of gravel and ice in its wake. Favoring her wounded leg, Scout needed to dart to the part of the line to prevent getting hit. frustrated, Sam walked out onto the porch. He used to be nonetheless in his place of work outfits, having simply obtained domestic after an extended day of health center visits. in the back of the El Camino got here Cody within the Jeep. endurance, Sam informed himself as he crossed the backyard to the pony barn.

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