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STRANGER SON, the newest book of the Bridge Daughter Cycle, is now available for pre-order on Amazon!

Stranger Son by Jim Nelson

Ruby Driscoll is lives on the streets and in the halfway homes of Southern California. When she was thirteen, her mother was sent to prison and her infant brother was put up for adoption.

Desperate to locate him and reunite her family, Ruby begins an arduous journey into the heart of her family’s deepest secrets. The search leads her from Los Angeles to the wealthy enclaves of California’s Central Coast to the rugged heart of Jefferson, America’s fifty-first state.

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Hanna Driscoll thinks her thirteenth birthday will be no different than the one before—until her mother explains the facts of life. Hanna is a “bridge daughter,” born pregnant with her parents’ child. In a few months she will give birth and die, leaving her parents with their true daughter…

“Bridge Daughter is the sort of surprising gem in a sea of fairly ordinary you occasionally run across as a reader of contemporary speculative fiction—smart, highly original, and emotionally brutal. It’s a book that, like Ursula LeGuin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” or Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, tweaks a single seemingly ordinary aspect of the human condition in order to imagine the terrible possibilities hidden inside all of us, and it does it so compellingly that the story lingers long after the book is done.”

John Blair, author of Bright Angel and American Standard

“Nelson smoothly realizes a provocative alternate present seen through the eyes of naive adolescent Hanna Driscoll. … Hanna is an engaging protagonist, and her thought-provoking story blends action, introspection, and social commentary in a stark but indirect critique of efforts to control female bodies and restrict reproductive rights.”

Publishers Weekly

“A beautiful and compact novel that is both sweet and savage in turn. The most original and compelling novel I’ve read in years. … My favourite novel of 2016.

Katherine Hayton, author of The Three Deaths of Magdalene Lynton and Breathe and Release

“Nelson resists genre categories with elegant, stylistic prose…[an] ambitious psychological thriller.”

– Ramiro Estrada, 5-star Amazon review

“Hanna is a beautiful character that undergoes one of the most trying and tortuous character arcs I’ve ever read…intelligent, gripping, and hard to put down.”

The Drifting Paige, 5 out of 5 review

“Startlingly unique … Bridge Daughter will challenge you to think, to contemplate, to re-assess.”

C. Chase Harwood, author of Bastion Saturn

“A strong character, I found myself sympathizing with Hanna and rooting for her until the very end.”

The Hungry Bookworm

“A strong start to a potentially brilliant series.”

Jeanz Book Read ‘n’ Review

“Haunting and beautifully written…I could not put this book down.”

Anne Wagener, author of Borrow-A-Bridesmaid

“One of those books I can’t get out of my head, where I found myself thinking about it not only while I was reading it but even days and weeks later.”

– Heather F., 5-star Amazon review

“Don’t start this until your schedule is clear—you won’t be able to put it down.”

– Cynthia Ross, 5-star Amazon review

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