About The Author
Vered Hazanchuk is based in California, where she works as a public relations professional by day, closet-no-longer novelist by night. She received her degree in literature and creative writing at UC Santa Barbara’s College of Creative Studies.
About The Book
Evie Mission is a survivor. A fiery twenty-year-old woman who grew up in the foster care system, she is just trying to figure out what living a “normal” life even means. When Evie finds out her cerebral palsy dates back to her biological mother’s back-alley abortion attempt, her orderly world is turned upside down and she embarks on a journey to find answers. But finding answers means the one thing she’s dreading more than anything: finding her mother.
Charlotte is back in her hometown for the first time in almost two decades, and she is facing a lot of memories. She is here for one reason and one reason only: her widowed mother begged for her help packing up the family house. Reunited, the pair embark on a series of fun, and at times, bizarre bucket list items before Charlotte's mother takes off for another life as an overseas retiree. From kidding on a Pacific farm to singing karaoke at a college bar, Charlotte not only hopes to find a way to smooth out her rocky relationship with her mother, but to finally face the past she’s never been able to fully forget. An intimate and raw novel about mothers, daughters, and what we expect from the people we call family.