That kind of mother
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New York : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018].
Format
Large Print
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
ISBN
9780062864383, 0062864386
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Charlton Public Library - Large PrintLP FIC ALAMAvailable
Gardner Levi Heywood Memorial Library - FictionLARG PRT F/ALAMAvailable
Leominster Public Library - AdultLT ALAMAvailable

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Published
New York : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018].
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
Physical Desc
384 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780062864383, 0062864386

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Description
"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.

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