by Daisy Johnson. This book caught my eye as it was on several best books of 2018 lists. It also contains mysteries of identity. Gretel grew up on an isolated houseboat with her mother. Raised almost ferally, she
lived in a just barely survivalist manner where even the words her mother taught her were made
up. Along the same river, Margot was found in a basket, but has been raised with love by
foster parents. As these two lives intersect several times, the author show the power of words
and the power of fate in the truths of their life stories.