The Resource What was mine : a novel, Helen Klein Ross

What was mine : a novel, Helen Klein Ross

Label
What was mine : a novel
Title
What was mine
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Helen Klein Ross
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Simply told but deeply affecting, in the bestselling tradition of Alice McDermott and Tom Perrotta, this urgent novel unravels the heartrending yet unsentimental tale of a woman who kidnaps a baby in a superstore--and gets away with it for twenty-one years. Lucy Wakefield is a seemingly ordinary woman who does something extraordinary in a desperate moment: she takes a baby girl from a shopping cart and raises her as her own. It's a secret she manages to keep for over two decades--from her daughter, the babysitter who helped raise her, family, coworkers, and friends. When Lucy's now-grown daughter Mia discovers the devastating truth of her origins, she is overwhelmed by confusion and anger and determines not to speak again to the mother who raised her. She reaches out to her birth mother for a tearful reunion, and Lucy is forced to flee to China to avoid prosecution. What follows is a ripple effect that alters the lives of many and challenges our understanding of the very meaning of motherhood. Author Helen Klein Ross, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, weaves a powerful story of upheaval and resilience told from the alternating perspectives of Lucy, Mia, Mia's birth mother, and others intimately involved in the kidnapping. What Was Mine is a compelling tale of motherhood and loss, of grief and hope, and the life-shattering effects of a single, irrevocable moment"--
  • "Simply told but deeply affecting, this urgent novel unravels the heartrending yet unsentimental tale of a woman who kidnaps a baby in a superstore--and gets away with it for twenty-one years"--
Summary
When Mia discovers the shocking truth of her origins, she refuses to speak to the mother who raised her and reaches out to her birth mother, while her adoptive mother, Lucy, is forced to flee to China to avoid prosecution, in a powerful story of motherhood, loss, grief and hopeā€”and the life-changing effects of a single, irrevocable moment
Theme
Storyline
Character
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  • Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10457534
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ross, Helen Klein
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.O845263
LC item number
W47 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Kidnapping
  • Deception
  • Family secrets
  • Life change events
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
What was mine : a novel, Helen Klein Ross
Instantiates
Publication
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
904812887
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Gallery paperback books trade edition.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781476732350
Lccn
2015022044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
What was mine : a novel, Helen Klein Ross
Publication
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
904812887
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Gallery paperback books trade edition.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781476732350
Lccn
2015022044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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