"Music and books, I think, were the two things I trusted the most as a child," Mary Gauthier says. Jack Spencer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mary Gauthier performs on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Mary Gauthier just released The Foundling, an album in which she tries to make piece with the woman who gave her up for adoption. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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