||The Arms of God
By Lynne Hinton
Alice is making her daughter dinner when her mother Olivia, who left her at a day care center when she was four years old, appears at her door. Although Alice has managed to navigate an unforgiving foster care system to build a good life for herself, she has never really recovered from her mother's disappearance. Olivia's sudden reappearance is like a quiet, unexplained gift...
"Lynne Hinton is a born storyteller, here at the top of her form, writing with compassion and understanding."
-Lee Smith, Author of The Last Girls