The Kindness of Strangers

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Harper Collins, Jan 2, 2007 - Fiction - 400 pages
745 Reviews

A young widow raising two boys, Sarah Laden is struggling to keep her family together. But when a shocking revelation rips apart the family of her closest friend, Sarah finds herself welcoming yet another troubled young boy into her already tumultuous life.

Jordan, a quiet, reclusive elementary school classmate of Sarah's son Danny, has survived a terrible ordeal. By agreeing to become Jordan's foster mother, Sarah will be forced to question the things she has long believed. And as the delicate threads that bind their family begin to unravel, all the Ladens will have to face difficult truths about themselves and one another—and discover the power of love necessary to forgive and to heal.

  

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Great character development, excellent story telling. - Goodreads
Hard to read at times... - Goodreads
Educational and a positive ending. - Goodreads
What a deep and depressing plot! - Goodreads
Liked the style of writing. - Goodreads
this book has an aweful premise. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jennifer Coleman-Davidson - Goodreads

Such a horrendous subject but written in a thoughtful way. Initially I couldn't get "into" the book, the first chapter did not appeal to me at all, so I put it aside for a few months. When I picked it ... Read full review

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User Review  - JoAnne - Goodreads

This story is about abuse and child pornography and may turn readers off. I seldom read anything knowingly with this theme. Kittle has a wonderful sense of the young characters in her book and I found myself understanding how they felt and thought. It kept me reading and thinking about the book. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
6
Section 3
28
Section 4
35
Section 5
51
Section 6
69
Section 7
80
Section 8
96
Section 18
234
Section 19
248
Section 20
264
Section 21
277
Section 22
287
Section 23
292
Section 24
306
Section 25
318

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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About the author (2007)

Katrina Kittle is the author of Traveling Light, Two Truths and a Lie, and The Kindness of Strangers, which received the Great Lakes Book Award for Fiction. She lives in Dayton, Ohio.

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