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That kind of mother : a novel / Rumaan Alam.

Alam, Rumaan, (author.).
Book Book ([2018])
Description: 304 pages ; 23 cm.
Publisher: New York : Ecco, [2018]
3 of 14 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 of 1 copy available at Peabody - Peabody Institute Library. (Show preferred library)
6 current holds with 14 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Peabody Main Adult New Fiction NEW Fiction/ Alam (Text to Phone) Checked out 06/05/2018
Beverly Main NEW Fiction/ Alam (Text to Phone) Checked out 06/06/2018
Danvers New Fiction (1st Floor) Fic / Alam (Text to Phone) Checked out 05/25/2018
Everett - Parlin Memorial New Adult Fiction Alam (Text to Phone) On holds shelf -
Everett - Shute Memorial Shute Staff Picks Alam (Text to Phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Fiction Fiction / Alam, R. (Text to Phone) Checked out 06/15/2018
Marblehead Adult New Fiction NEW FICTION ALAM, RUMAAN 2018 (Text to Phone) Checked out 05/31/2018
Melrose New Books (Browsing Room) Fiction Alam (Text to Phone) Checked out 06/02/2018
Reading Adult New Fiction NEW FICTION ALA (Text to Phone) Checked out 06/06/2018
Salem Adult Fiction FIC/ ALAM (Text to Phone) Checked out 05/26/2018
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  • ISBN: 9780062667601 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0062667602 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780062864383 (softcover)
  • ISBN: 0062864386 (softcover)
  • Edition: First edition.
Summary: "That Kind of Mother dives deep into big questions about parenthood, adoption, and race: Is mothering something learned, or that you're born to? How far can good intentions stretch? And most of all, can love can really overcome the boundaries of race and class? With his unerring eye for nuance and unsparing sense of irony, Rumaan Alam's second novel is both heartfelt and thought-provoking."--Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere...From the celebrated author of Rich and Pretty, a novel about the families we fight to build and those we fight to keep...Like many first-time mothers, Rebecca Stone finds herself both deeply in love with her newborn son and deeply overwhelmed. Struggling to juggle the demands of motherhood with her own aspirations and feeling utterly alone in the process, she reaches out to the only person at the hospital who offers her any real help--Priscilla Johnson--and begs her to come home with them as her son's nanny. Priscilla's presence quickly does as much to shake up Rebecca's perception of the world as it does to stabilize her life. Rebecca is white, and Priscilla is black, and through their relationship, Rebecca finds herself confronting, for the first time, the blind spots of her own privilege. She feels profoundly connected to the woman who essentially taught her what it means to be a mother. When Priscilla dies unexpectedly in childbirth, Rebecca steps forward to adopt the baby. But she is unprepared for what it means to be a white mother with a black son. As she soon learns, navigating motherhood for her is a matter of learning how to raise two children whom she loves with equal ferocity, but whom the world is determined to treat differently. Written with the warmth and psychological acuity that defined his debut, Rumaan Alam has crafted a remarkable novel about the lives we choose, and the lives that are chosen for us"-- Provided by publisher.
Citation: Alam, Rumaan. "That kind of mother : a novel." New York : Ecco, 2018.
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