Thursday, May 17th @ 6:30pm - Julie Clark discusses and signs "The Ones We Choose"
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Julie Clark to the store to discuss and sign The Ones We Choose on Thursday, May 17th at 6:30 pm. Please note that this event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to our store.
The powerful forces of science and family collide when geneticist Paige Robson finds her world in upheaval: Her eight-year-old son Miles is struggling to fit in at his new school and begins asking questions about his biological father that Paige can't answer--until fate thrusts the anonymous donor she used into their lives.
Paige's carefully constructed life begins to unravel as the truth of Miles' paternity threatens to destroy everything she has grown to cherish. As Paige slowly opens herself up--by befriending an eccentric mother, confronting her own deeply buried vulnerabilities, and trying to make sense of her absent father's unexpected return--she realizes breakthroughs aren't only for the lab, but when tragedy strikes, Paige must face the consequences of sharing a secret only she knows.
With grace and humor, Julie Clark shows that while the science is fascinating, solving these intimate mysteries of who we are and where we come from unleashes emotions more complex than the strands of DNA that shape us.
Julie Clark grew up in Santa Monica and spent time reading books on the beach while everyone else surfed. After attending college at the University of the Pacific, and a brief stint working in the athletic department at the University of California, Berkeley, she returned home to Santa Monica to teach. She now lives there with her two young sons and a golden doodle with poor impulse control. The Ones We Choose is her first novel.