If You Lived Here: A Novel

Paperback | March 11, 2008

byDana Sachs

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Forty-two-year-old Shelley Marino's desperate yearning for a child has led her to one of the only doors still open to her: foreign adoption. It is a decision that strains and ultimately shatters her relationship with her husband, Martin—the veteran of an Asian war who cannot reconcile what Shelley wants with what he knows about the world. But it unites her with Mai, who emigrated from Vietnam decades ago and has now acquired the accoutrements of the American dream in an effort to dull the memory of the tragedy that drove her from her homeland. As a powerful friendship is forged, two women embark on a life-altering journey to the world Mai left behind—to confront the stark realities of a painful past and embrace the promise of the future.

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Forty-two-year-old Shelley Marino's desperate yearning for a child has led her to one of the only doors still open to her: foreign adoption. It is a decision that strains and ultimately shatters her relationship with her husband, Martin—the veteran of an Asian war who cannot reconcile what Shelley wants with what he knows about the wor...

Dana Sachs is the author of the novelIf You Lived Hereand two books of nonfiction,The House on Dream Street: Memoir of an American Woman in VietnamandThe Life We Were Given: Operation Babylift, International Adoption, and the Children of War in Vietnam. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, she lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, with her husba...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:March 11, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061130494

ISBN - 13:9780061130496

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“ IF YOU LIVED HERE is filled with dramatic moments. Author Dana Sachs deserves to be listened to.”