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The Bright Unknown
The Bright Unknown | Elizabeth Byler Younts
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This poignant and heartbreaking novel explores the power of resilience, the gift of friendship, and the divine beauty to be found in the big, bright worldif only were willing to look. Pennsylvania, 1940s. The only life Brighton Friedrich has ever known is the one she has endured within the dreary walls of Riverside Homethe rural asylum where she was born. A nurse, Joann, has educated and raised Brighton, whose mother is a patient at the hospital. But Joann has also kept vital information from Brightonsecrets that if ever revealed would illuminate Brightons troubling past and the circumstances that confine her to Riverside. Brightons best friend is a boy she calls Angel, and as they grow up together and face the bleak future that awaits them, they determine to make a daring escape. Nothing can prepare Brighton and Angel for life beyond Riversides walls. They have no legal identities, very little money, and only a few leads toward a safe place to land. As they struggle to survive in a world theyve never seen before, they must rely on each other and the kindness of strangerssome of whom may prove more dangerous than the asylum theyve fled. Narrated in Elizabeth Byler Younts gorgeous style, The Bright Unknown is a sparkling search for answers, family, and a place to call home. Praise for The Bright Unknown: With prose that is luminous and lyrical, The Bright Unknown is a compelling read from the first page to the last. Susan Meissner, bestselling author of The Last Year of the War
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The author writes with such haunting, powerful, heart-wrenching innocence through the eyes of Brighton, a child born in an asylum during the 1920s. The despair and hopelessness of her teen years in the asylum are balanced out by her present-day 1990 voice in which we are aware that she‘s lived a good life after escaping the asylum and infuses the whole story with hope. I am still reeling from the beautiful complexity of this book.

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The Bright Unknown by Elizabeth Byler Younts is a masterpiece. This book is so good it's a true #MustRead novel. Check out a guest post from Elizabeth, my thoughts, and my rafflecopter #giveaway.

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"This poignant and heartbreaking novel explores the power of resilience, the gift of friendship, and the divine beauty to be found in the big, bright world—if only we‘re willing to look.”

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Brighton Friedrich has only known the life she has endured inside the dreary walls of Riverside Home- The Asylum where she was born. Joann, a nurse, raised and educated Brighton, Brighton‘s Mother is a patient at the Asylum. But Joann has also kept some vital information from Brighton, information that just may empower Brighton to leave Riverside Home.

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