Echea by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Approx. 14,430 words.
Published on July 28, 2010 by
Sarah has the perfect family. She and her husband decide to share that perfection with Echea, an orphan from the Moon Wars. Only after Sarah adopts Echea, she realizes that Echea has problems. Serious problems, problems that could change her entire family. Forever.
Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, and Locus award finalist. Winner of both the Asimov’s and Homer Readers’ Choice Awards.