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That kind of mother : a novel/, Rumaan Alam

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That kind of mother : a novel/
Title
That kind of mother
Title remainder
a novel/
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Rumaan Alam
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Language
eng
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"--
  • Like many first-time mothers, Rebecca Stone finds herself both deeply in love with her newborn son and deeply overwhelmed. She reaches out to the Priscilla Johnson and begs her to come home with them as her son;s nanny. Rebecca is white, and Priscilla is black; through their relationship, Rebecca finds herself confronting, for the first time, the blind spots of her own privilege. 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, raising two children whom the world is determined to treat differently
Summary
Overwhelmed by new motherhood in spite of her love for her infant son, Rebecca, a white woman, asks a kind black woman, Priscilla, to become her family's nanny, only to have her perspectives changed about her own life of privilege, a situation that compels her to take on unanticipated challenges in the aftermath of a tragedy
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10657883
Cataloging source
PUL
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.L3257
LC item number
T48 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
That kind of mother : a novel/, Rumaan Alam
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
6090459
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780062864383
Lccn
2018000165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1000318351
Label
That kind of mother : a novel/, Rumaan Alam
Publication
Copyright
Note
Subtitle from cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
6090459
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780062864383
Lccn
2018000165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1000318351

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