Reviews

PRAISE FOR INCONVENIENT DAUGHTER

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

In Sharkey’s stirring if uneven debut, a transracial adoptee of Korean descent endures a crisis of identity. At the novel’s start, 24-year-old Rowan Kelly is at the ER to report a sexual assault, and a question about her family medical history leads her to reflect on her complicated feelings about being adopted, as well as self-esteem issues and abusive relationships. Read full review here.

KIRKUS REVIEWS

KIRKUS REVIEWS

This debut novel vividly details the awkwardness of high school and heartbreak of rejection…Rowan’s first-person narrative voice provides sharp, devastating emotional insight. Read full review here.

KEVIN CLOUTHER

KEVIN CLOUTHER

AUTHOR OF WE WERE FLYING TO CHICAGO

Rare is the book willing to confess how essential belonging is, to detail the myriad ways we both seek it and suffer from its absence. Readers will discover in Sharkey’s prose a truth few authors have the honesty to acknowledge or the courage to reveal.

BEVERLY DONOFRIO

BEVERLY DONOFRIO

author of Riding In Cars With Boys

Lauren J. Sharkey’s masterfully plotted portrait of Rowan, a smart and willful young woman in wild rebellion against the life she’s been handed, is so raw and honest, written with such passion and heart, you turn the pages rooting for her to love herself as much as the reader and her indomitable adopted mother do. Inconvenient Daughter delivers this and so much more.

RANDY SUSAN MEYERS

RANDY SUSAN MEYERS

AUTHOR OF WAISTED

Steel, raw love, and rage forge the relationships between Rowan Kelly and her family. Inconvenient Daughter illuminates with cutting truth the layers of longing and grief which underlie a transracial adoption. Author Lauren J. Sharkey shines a light on how the truth of being loved and belonging can transcend the construct of biology. Sharkey provides heart-rending insight that never dips into false sentimentality, wrapped in a sharply written, intense, and page-turning novel. I simply loved this book.

SUE WILLIAM SILVERMAN

SUE WILLIAM SILVERMAN

author of Love Sick: One Woman's Journey through Sexual Addiction

Lauren J. Sharkey’s emotionally searing novel chronicles its heroine’s quest to forge her true self. Deeply felt and intensely written, Inconvenient Daughter speaks to the need we all have to find our place in the world, our place of belonging and acceptance. This is a powerful and stunning literary debut.

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