Natalie Armstrong had everything. Beauty and intelligence, an early acceptance at college, a great boyfriend, and a wonderful, loving family. But the summer when she turned seventeen, Natalie decided to ask that one unanswered question, Who is my real mother? That question sends her on a journey deep into northern Maine and into the mystery of her own past. This is a provocative and multi-layered novel, rich in detail and with an extraordinary sensitivity to the feelings and motives of the characters.