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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life

”” by Dana Reinhardt.

It’s no secret that Simone’s adopted, but she doesn’t think about it much. After all, she’s got great parents, a loving brother and good friends. Plus, she’s busy with school and trying to get to know the amazing Zach a little bit (or rather, a lot) better. Does she really need any more than that in her life? Nope. So when her birth mother, Rivka, calls, Simone resists getting to know her. When her normally cool parents insist, though, Simone realizes something’s up. The truth is that Rivka is dying and this is the last and only chance Simone will have to ask her the questions she’s kept buried for so long. She realizes she must take that chance. As she comes to love Rivka and better understand her surprising Hasidic heritage, Simone discovers that all the pieces of her life together have created a strong, beautiful and thoughtful young woman.