Rate this book
Charles Booker is thrilled to start married life in Two Harbors, Minnesota, with his ambitious ornithologist bride, Caroline--but he sabotages his own happiness when, blinded by his desire for a family, he tricks Caroline into a pregnancy she doesn't want.
Caroline, bold and unapologetic, follows her own nature and holds Charles to his promise to parent their daughter without her help--an arrangement that allows her to travel the world and follow her birds, wherever they may take her. This uneasy truce results in near tragedy for their daughter, Grace, who comes of age in a household full of toxic resentment on the one side and suffocating love on the other, and increasingly struggles with her mental health as she grows older.
Told by all three of the characters involved and set against the backdrop of Lake Superior, Finding Grace is a piercing chronicle of the struggles and eventual insight gained by each over the years, starting with Charles and Caroline's courtship and continuing into Grace's early adulthood--and a poignant coming-of-age journey for both Grace and her parents.