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Dear Strangers

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A lyrical and romantic story of love, fate and family

In the high desert of the American southwest during the summer of 1982, the Finley family is awaiting the arrival of the baby boy they're due to adopt. Oliver, just seven, is eager for another playmate to join him and his sister in their idyll of swimming pools, climbing trees, and playing tag. But one hot afternoon, Dr. Finley dies suddenly and everything changes. Mrs. Finley, newly widowed, decides she cannot proceed with the adoption alone.

Twenty-one years later, Oliver believes he has finally found the brother his family was meant to adopt. Along the way, he also finds Miranda, an eccentric, charming photographer whose subjects are consenting strangers in their own homes after dark. Oliver and Miranda's love story collides with catastrophe when their worlds intersect in ways they could never have predicted.

A luminous, moving portrait of grief and atonement, romance and longing, Dear Strangers unearths the possibilities of hope and renewal in the unexpected bonds forged with family and strangers alike.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"A wonder: compelling, surprising, and peopled by vividly drawn and original characters." - Ann Packer

Used availability for Meg Mullins's Dear Strangers

Hardback Editions

February 2010 : USA Hardback

Title: Dear Strangers: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Mullins
ISBN: 0-670-02143-1 / 978-0-670-02143-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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Paperback Editions

February 2011 : UK Paperback

Title: Dear Strangers
Author(s): Meg Mullins
ISBN: 0-14-311850-1 / 978-0-14-311850-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Dear Strangers: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Mullins
Publisher: Penguin Books
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