The Arms of God: A Novel
Title: The Arms of God: A Novel
Author: Lynne Hinton
When the mother who abandoned her at age four suddenly reappears in her life and then just as promptly passes away, Alice, a grown woman with a daughter of her own, searches for answers and learns important truths about the desperation and courage that marked her mother’s life.
Alice is making her daughter dinner when her mother Olivia, who left her at a day care center when she was four, appears at her door. Alice has learned almost nothing about Olivia, when suddenly Olivia dies, leaving Alice to sift through her belongings. As she pieces together her mothers life, Alice learns how a woman can become so desperate that she leaves her childand so courageous that she finds her again.Not since her bestselling book The Friendship Cake has Hinton created characters who are so filled with heartache and fragile hope, that they will become a permanent part of the readers life.