Dana Sachs. If You Lived Here. New York: Harper Collins, 2007.

Wilmington resident and mortician’s wife Shelley Marino desperately wants a child and after several miscarriages and failed domestic adoptions, she begins trying to adopt a little boy from Vietnam. While this strains her relationship with her husband, it helps her forge a new friendship with Mai, a local woman who fled Vietnam in the late 1970s. The narration switches between the voices of Shelley and Mai, both as the women get to know one another in the United States and later when they travel to Asia.

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