Sunday, May 2, 2010

Completed Young Adult Novel: Ada Road

With a single phone call, everything changed. Even her name.

When Ursula Apple finds out her mother kidnapped her from her father and her name is really Sarah Kurzinsky, she thinks her life has been blown apart. Then she has to leave everything she's ever known to keep that same Mother out of jail. Ursula’s barely over the shock of learning the truth about her past when she’s whisked off to a bungalow colony in New York to live with her new family by her real Father, Al. He's a teacher in Manhattan who runs the coffee shop in the summer at his family’s Jewish resort— and he’s spent the last 13-years frantically searching for his missing daughter.

As Al deals with the reality of losing a baby and finding a teenager, Ursula navigates a strange new world where fish is a breakfast food, Hebrew words are oddly comforting and little old ladies can be lethal. Years of secrets are exposed and new friends lead to changing loyalties. Ultimately, Ursula must choose whether she’ll return to her Mother in Ohio or follow her original destiny in New York.

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