Waiting on Wednesday… for The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter

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Author: Kerry Kletter
Release Date: March 2016

“A keep-you-upThe First Time She Drowned-all-night heart-wrencher that is both beautiful and raw, painful and uplifting. An incredible read.” –Jennifer Niven, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES

Cassie O’Malley has spent her whole life trying to keep her head above water—literally and metaphorically. It’s been two-and-a-half years since her mother dumped Cassie in a mental institution against her will for something Cassie claims she didn’t do. Now, at eighteen, Cassie enrolls in college, ready to reclaim her life and enter the world on her own terms.

But as she struggles to find her way forward, the startling truths she uncovers about her own family narrative make it impossible to cut the tethers of a tumultuous past. And when the unhealthy mother-daughter relationship that defined Cassie’s childhood and adolescence threatens to pull her under once again, Cassie must decide: whose version of history is the truth? And more important, whose life must she save?

A bold, literary story about the fragile complexities of mothers and daughters and learning to love oneself, The First Time She Drowned reminds us that we must dive deep into our pasts if we are ever to move forward.

This story sounds heartbreaking, but bold and beautiful, I expect a raw look into the mother/daughter relationship and look forward to reading how Cassie learn’s to stand on her own two feet, to kick against the current, despite everything that is trying to weigh her down. Also 20 per cent of my current WIP is set in a mental hospital, so these books intrigue me.

Can. Not. Wait.

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