Heartbreaking, inspiring, and totally true—this e-original short non-fiction story sets the stage for New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry’s upcoming novel And Then I Found You (April 2013).
Patti Callahan is one of three sisters, a member of a close-knit Irish American family. Yet as happy and boisterous as they appear to be, the Callahans have long harbored a heartache. Some twenty years ago, Patti’s younger sister, Barbi, placed her infant daughter for adoption. The whole family respected Barbi’s decision and admired her fortitude. Still, they couldn’t help but wonder: What ever became of the beautiful baby who had been placed with a chosen, but anonymous family? On April 20th, 2010, Facebook gave them the answer they’d been looking for. It was a life-changing moment—one that inspired Patti to write this unforgettable true story.
Advance praise for Patti Callahan Henry’s And Then I Found You:
“[It] will surprise you, provoke you, and rearrange your heart.” —Jacquelyn Mitchard
“Henry at her best, brimming with heart and compassionate wisdom.” —Joshilyn Jackson
“The most soulful book Patti Callahan has ever written.”—Dorothea Benton Frank
“Explores the labyrinth of a woman’s heart—mother, daughter, sister, friend, lover. Moving and beautifully written.”—Mary Alice Monroe
PATTI CALLAHAN HENRY is The New York Times bestselling author of eight novels. She lives with her husband and three children in Mountain Brook, Alabama. Visit patticallahanhenry.com.
BARBI CALLAHAN BURRIS is a UNC—Chapel Hill graduate, twenty-five year Delta flight attendant, and a blessed birth mother who lives with her husband and two spirited boys in Atlanta, Georgia where she is writing her adoption reunion memoir.
Quotes for AND THEN I FOUND YOU, the novel inspired by the true story FRIEND REQUEST.
"As authentic as it is riveting and ultimately unforgettable. Your past will find you—and it can change your life. I think it’s the most soulful book Patti Callahan has ever written." —Dorothea Benton Frank
"Explores the labyrinth of a woman's heart—mother, daughter, sister, friend, lover. Moving and beautifully written." —Mary Alice Monroe
"And Then I Found You is Henry at her best, brimming with heart and compassionate wisdom." —Joshilyn Jackson
"And Then I Found You will surprise you, provoke you, and rearrange your heart." —Jacquelyn Mitchard