Every so often a novel comes along that is so true to life its impact is felt long after the last page is turned.
Only Son is such a book. . .
Divorced and alone, Carl Jorgenson has one dream; to have a son and give him the life and love he never had. His dream becomes a reality the day Amy McMurray leaves her son alone for one brief, unforgivable moment. In that split second, all their lives change forever.
So begins the remarkable story of a mother's search for the child she has lost but will never abandon. . .of a man desperately holding on to the single thread of hope in his life. . .and of a young boy, a son to both, a stranger to himself, who teaches each of them about love, loss and forgiveness.
Illuminated by a rare compassion, Only Son is a deeply felt, powerfully realized novel about the search for love and a place to belong. It is a novel about fate, the irreversible choices we make, and the forces we cannot control.
- Kensington, July 1998
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