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The Resource Motherest, Kristen Iskandrian, (electronic resource)

Motherest, Kristen Iskandrian, (electronic resource)

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Motherest
Title
Motherest
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Kristen Iskandrian
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Language
eng
Summary
A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST BOOK OF 2017 Marrying the sharp insights of Jenny Offill with the dark humor of Maria Semple, MOTHEREST is an inventive and moving coming-of-age novel that captures the pain of fractured family life, the heat of new love, and the particular magic of the female friendship — all through the lens of a fraying daughter-mother bond. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px} It's the early 1990s, and Agnes is running out of people she can count on. A new college student, she is caught between the broken home she leaves behind and the wilderness of campus life. What she needs most is her mother, who has seemingly disappeared, and her brother, who left the family tragically a few years prior. As Agnes falls into new romance, mines female friendships for intimacy, and struggles to find her footing, she writes letters to her mother, both to conjure a closeness they never had and to try to translate her experiences to herself. When she finds out she is pregnant, Agnes begins to contend with what it means to be a mother and, in some ways, what it means to be your own mother
Summary
A young college student in the early 1990s writes letters to her estranged and seemingly disappeared mother to try and capture a closeness they never had until she discovers she is pregnant and grapples with the concept of being a mother herself
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Iskandrian, Kristen
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no index present
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fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Fiction
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Target audience
adult
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Motherest, Kristen Iskandrian, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781538744505
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0905b6c7-defa-40e6-8cab-88672261a6bb
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  • other
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
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Label
Motherest, Kristen Iskandrian, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781538744505
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0905b6c7-defa-40e6-8cab-88672261a6bb
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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