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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
Creator
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
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10457534
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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 2016eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Kidnapping
  • Deception
  • Family secrets
  • Life change events
Target audience
adult
Label
What was mine : a novel, Helen Klein Ross
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Gallery paperback books trade edition.
Extent
1 online resource (323 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476732367
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
46426ca5-f1e7-4200-81a1-aa70fc12f494
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2094744
  • 2094744
  • (OCoLC)933842256
  • (OCoLC)ocn933842256
  • 2094744
Label
What was mine : a novel, Helen Klein Ross
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Gallery paperback books trade edition.
Extent
1 online resource (323 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476732367
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
46426ca5-f1e7-4200-81a1-aa70fc12f494
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2094744
  • 2094744
  • (OCoLC)933842256
  • (OCoLC)ocn933842256
  • 2094744

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