I found The Imposter Bride to be an engaging and character driven book. The story can be quite bleak but the characters kept me reading.The story is told in alternating chapters by Lily and her daughter Ruth. Even though the book begins with Lily the story really belongs to Ruth. She is only an infant when her mother abandons the family and she grows up knowing little to nothing about her. Ruth is surrounded by family members that love and care for her but more than anything she wants to know about her mother. Why did she leave? What was her real name? Where is she now?All Ruth has of her mother are the few things she left behind and a lot of questions. This book is about her search for answers.This book is quiet and powerful. It reminded me that family can come in many different forms.The Imposter Bride was shortlisted for the Giller Prize in 2012.