• Paperback: 320 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (March 13, 2012)
What other explanation could there be? With her dark complexion and kinky hair, so unlike her fair-skinned parents, Lara knew she was different. At eight she finally learned the word “adopted.” Twenty-two years later, a stranger arrives as she blows out the candles on her thirtieth birthday cake—a woman in a blue-and-black head tie who also claims the title “Lara’s mother.”
Lara, always in control, now finds her life slipping free of the stranglehold she’s had on it. Unexpected, dangerously unfamiliar emotions are turning Lara’s life upside down, pulling her between Nigeria and London, forcing her to confront the truth about her past. But if she’s brave enough to embrace the lives of her two mothers, she may discover once and for all what it truly means to be Lara.
Lola Jaye was born and raised in London, England, where she still makes her home; she has also lived briefly in Nigeria. By the Time You Read This—Lola’s first U.S. novel—was published by HarperCollins in 2009. Her inspirational essay “Reaching for the Stars: How You Can Make Your Dreams Come True,” in which she charted her journey from foster child to author, was released in 2009 as part of the U.K.’s wildly popular Quick Reads program.
Lola’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, March 13th: Kritters Ramblings
Wednesday, March 14th: The Book Bag
Thurday, March 15th: Veronica MD
Tuesday, March 20th: Just Joanna
Wednesday, March 21st: Book Club Classics!
Monday, March 26th: Peeking Between the Pages
Wednesday, March 28th: As I turn the pages
Thursday, March 29th: Twisting the Lens
Friday, March 30th: BookNAround
Monday, April 2nd: Knowing the Difference
Wednesday, April 4th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books
Friday, April 6th: Bookfoolery and Babble