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Chandra Hoffman and Chosen

Chandra Hoffman and Chosen

Having been an orphanage relief worker in Romania, and the director of a US adoption program in Portland, Oregon, Chandra Hoffman writes what she knows in her debut novel, Chosen. However as the author says, “The story is fiction–but the themes are real, from my own life, from the message boards, from those I have been privileged to witness, and, maybe, even from yours….” With the domestic adoption scene of Portland as a backdrop — and also taking on a…

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Guest Chandra Hoffman on Dawn Chorus

Guest Chandra Hoffman on Dawn Chorus

[Given that Chandra Hoffman’s debut novel Chosen is about family, her guest post could not be more appropriate. Every writer needs someone to believe in them and, here, Chandra shares “a tribute to my mother-in-law who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2008, but who taught me much about balancing the art of balancing motherhood and the writing life.”] Dawn Chorus My mother-in-law died in the early hours of August first, while the East Coast birds sang their dawn…

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The Revealing of Chandra Hoffman

The Revealing of Chandra Hoffman

Debut novelist Chandra Hoffman wrote of what she knew best and, as a result, her book, Chosen, has been captured in this one sentence description: In the spirit of Jodi Picoult and Anna Quindlen, CHOSEN features a young caseworker increasingly entangled in the lives of the adoptive and birth parents she represents, and who faces life-altering choices when an extortion attempt goes horribly wrong. Followed by Praise: “Chandra Hoffman’s CHOSEN is a finely tuned page-turner. With unwavering clarity and genuine…

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