Outside the Lines: A Novel

by Amy Hatvany

Washington Square Press | February 7, 2012 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Outside the Lines: A Novel is rated 4.57142857142857 out of 5 by 7.
A gripping novel about a woman who sets out to find the father who left her years ago, and ends up discovering herself.

When Eden was ten years old she found her father, David, bleeding on the bathroom floor. The suicide attempt led to her parents’ divorce, and David all but vanished from Eden’s life. 

Twenty years later, Eden runs a successful catering company and dreams of opening a restaurant. Since childhood, she has heard from her father only rarely, just enough to know that he’s been living on the streets and struggling with mental illness. But lately there has been no word at all. After a series of failed romantic relationships and a health scare from her mother, Eden decides it’s time to find her father, to forgive him at last, and move forward with her own life. Her search takes her to a downtown Seattle homeless shelter, and to Jack Baker, its handsome and charming director. Jack convinces Eden to volunteer her skills as a professional chef with the shelter. In return, he helps her in her quest. 

As the connection between Eden and Jack grows stronger, and their investigation brings them closer to David, Eden must come to terms with her true emotions, the secrets her mother has kept from her, and the painful question of whether her father, after all these years, even wants to be found. The result is an emotionally rich and honest novel about making peace with the past—and embracing the future.

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Published: February 7, 2012

Publisher: Washington Square Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1451640552

ISBN - 13: 9781451640557

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outside the lines A story that seems to show sympathetic understanding for mental illness. I've read it twice and found it even better the second time than the first.
Date published: 2015-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outside the Lines This book is a gem. It is a beautifully written story that shows how devastating mental illness can be.
Date published: 2015-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outside the lines Written with amazing insight into the pain and complications of families struggling with mental illness.
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A beautiful drama Amy Hatvany successfully made me realize how I so totally misunderstood mental illness. Outside the Lines is truly a beautiful drama!
Date published: 2015-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Insight Was a g00d b00k . enjoyed it tells the workin 0f the mind.how your family .is put to the test .love uncondionaly
Date published: 2015-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outside The Lines Very touching story. You feel as if you're watching it unfold before your eyes. You feel the passion. It's like riding on an emotional rollercoaster. Enjoyed every minute of reading! ♥
Date published: 2014-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great insight on mental health and homelessness Bravo !!!! Amy's background in sociology definitely gave this book the edge it needed. I loved the detail look into the complexity of human relationships and the dynamics of dysfunctional families. Truly a page turner great read.
Date published: 2014-05-12

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Kobo eBookOutside the Lines: A Novel

Outside the Lines: A Novel

by Amy Hatvany

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: February 7, 2012

Publisher: Washington Square Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1451640552

ISBN - 13: 9781451640557

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A gripping novel about a woman who sets out to find the father who left her years ago, and ends up discovering herself.

When Eden was ten years old she found her father, David, bleeding on the bathroom floor. The suicide attempt led to her parents’ divorce, and David all but vanished from Eden’s life. 

Twenty years later, Eden runs a successful catering company and dreams of opening a restaurant. Since childhood, she has heard from her father only rarely, just enough to know that he’s been living on the streets and struggling with mental illness. But lately there has been no word at all. After a series of failed romantic relationships and a health scare from her mother, Eden decides it’s time to find her father, to forgive him at last, and move forward with her own life. Her search takes her to a downtown Seattle homeless shelter, and to Jack Baker, its handsome and charming director. Jack convinces Eden to volunteer her skills as a professional chef with the shelter. In return, he helps her in her quest. 

As the connection between Eden and Jack grows stronger, and their investigation brings them closer to David, Eden must come to terms with her true emotions, the secrets her mother has kept from her, and the painful question of whether her father, after all these years, even wants to be found. The result is an emotionally rich and honest novel about making peace with the past—and embracing the future.