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Book review: With breathtaking brevity, Rachel Howard's debut novel, "The Risk of Us," illuminates the joys, challenges, fears and frustrations of adopting a foster child

With breathtaking brevity, Rachel Howard's debut novel, "The Risk of Us," illuminates the joys, challenges, fears and frustrations of adopting a foster child. And while she delves into the minutiae of "the system" and the differences of opinion about parenting styles, her deceptively thin volume is about much more than plunging into parenthood.

Howard masterfully illuminates how parenthood manages to bend even the most solid of marriages and expose insecurities about past relationships, including those from childhood.

In "The Risk of Us," the unnamed narrator and her husband, Sebastian, choose 7-year-old, Maresa, "a brown-haired gremlin with arms flung like she could fly off the page" from a binder labeled "...

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Book Review: Gorgeous novel explores adopting a foster child

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With breathtaking brevity, Rachel Howard's debut novel, "The Risk of Us," illuminates the joys, challenges, fears and frustrations of adopting a foster child. And while she delves into the minutiae of...

Book Review: Gorgeous novel explores adopting a foster child

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