The Abandoned Girl
Diane Winger, author
After ten-year-old Robin’s mother abandons her, life is never the same. Rejected by her father and his new family, she is shipped off to be raised by relatives she knows solely by reputation, and the reality is even worse than the stories she’s heard. Her hopes for her future fade as they strip away her independence and strive to tame her wild spirit. Pregnant at sixteen, Katharine also knows what it’s like to be left behind. Lonely and lost, she seeks a path back to the simple dreams she once held dear. When their paths intersect, the repercussions shape both of their worlds in ways neither could imagine.