In his forthcoming memoir, A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home, alumnus Steve Pemberton (Class of 1989) writes about growing up in a foster home with no knowledge of his biological family. Against all odds, he graduates from BC and becomes a successful corporate executive, marries and has a family. Throughout it, he digs through records and files to find his history, his birth family. Some family members embrace him, but others — in the ultimate disappointment — reject him. It’s a powerful story. Read an excerpt.