Book of the week: In Search of Us

Laci LaDuke

More stories from Laci LaDuke


In search of us tells the stories of a mother and her daughter, but when they are both teenagers. Miralyn is a reluctant child actor who only wants to go to college as far away as she can. When she moves to Orange County, California with her mother, she meets James, a boy who feels as though he doesn’t have anywhere else to go. As she grows to be friends with James, she teaches him to dream while he shows her how to live in the present. 

Several years later, Miralyn’s daughter, Angie, is in search of her father. After finding a clue about her uncle. She roadtrips with her ex-boyfriend to Los Angeles to find him and learn about her father. As she meets her uncle, she learns the truth her mother never told her and falls back in love with her ex.