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That kind of mother, Rumaan Alam

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That kind of mother
Title
That kind of mother
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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"--
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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10657883
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Alam, Rumaan
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.L3257
Literary form
fiction
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  • Race relations
  • Motherhood
  • Nannies
  • Electronic books
  • Domestic fiction
Target audience
adult
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That kind of mother, Rumaan Alam
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First edition.
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1 online resource
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Isbn
9780062667625
Lccn
2018002136
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3A030FB0-38F1-466B-BA0D-6CAA3D7F5E9B
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Label
That kind of mother, Rumaan Alam
Link
http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=3A030FB0-38F1-466B-BA0D-6CAA3D7F5E9B
Publication
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062667625
Lccn
2018002136
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3A030FB0-38F1-466B-BA0D-6CAA3D7F5E9B
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  • (OCoLC)1020299258
  • (OCoLC)on1020299258
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