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Post Hill Press
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6.35 X 9.26 X 0.83 inches | 1.11 pounds

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About the Author
Born and raised in Bakersfield, California, Jill Fordyce received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Southern California and a law degree from Santa Clara University. While practicing law, she continued to study writing through the Stanford Continuing Studies creative writing program. Belonging is her debut novel.

Jill and her husband, Craig, have five adult children and live in California and Tennessee.
"Fordyce captures the complexities of both love and forgiveness as well as the painful ways the events of the past can't help but color our present-day lives. BELONGING is a wise, uplifting, and deeply compassionate novel with characters so vivid they feel like part of your own family."--Stacey Swann, author of Olympus, Texas
"Belonging is a moving and original story of a girl coming of age and learning who she is in a family wracked with tension, set against a California landscape from the seventies to the present, chronicling the history of that time and place as much as its indelible characters. Jill Fordyce is a sensitive and beautiful writer and a novelist to watch."--Malena Watrous, author of If You Follow Me
"Belonging is a beautifully rendered, intimate story tracing the life of one of the most lovable, real protagonists you'll ever meet, the vivid characters who populate her world, and the connections--and, ultimately, forgiveness--between them. Readers will be transfixed and absorbed by Jenny's journey from a devastating childhood illness and loss, her coming of age in a gorgeously depicted backdrop of Bakersfield, CA, and the eventual move away from home that brings her closer to her past than ever. A significant accomplishment."--Liza Monroy, author of Seeing as Your Shoes Are Soon to Be On Fire
"This is the book I'm reading. I love the characters--the story is moving and rich."--Pennie Clark Ianniciello, Creative Literary Consultant
"Fordyce weaves a complicated and compelling tale of an extended family whose simultaneously destructive and nurturing family relationships shapes the life of young Jenny, isolated in her teens by a virus contracted in a dust storm, who struggles to find herself and a place in her family. Vividly drawn characters and a strong sense of place bring Belonging to life."--Cynthia Johnson, Reference Librarian, Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA