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That kind of mother

by Alam, Rumaan,

Format: Book on CD 2018
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Audiovisual Collection CD Alam
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
Collection  Audiovisual Collection
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CLP - East Liberty AV CD Alam
Location  CLP - East Liberty
Collection  AV
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CLP - Lawrenceville Audiovisual Collection CD Alam
Location  CLP - Lawrenceville
Collection  Audiovisual Collection
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Open Stacks CD Alam
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Collection  First Floor - Open Stacks
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CLP - Mt. Washington Audiovisual Collection CD Alam
Location  CLP - Mt. Washington
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Whitehall Public Library AudioBook Collection ABOCD Alam
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Collection  AudioBook Collection
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NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2018 BY Buzzfeed * The Boston Globe * The Millions * InStyle * Southern Living

"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.

Additional Information
Subjects Race relations -- Fiction.
Motherhood -- Fiction.
Nannies -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Publisher [New York, New York] : [Ashland, Oregon] :2018
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Johansson, Vanessa, 1980- narrator.
Harper Audio (Firm), publisher.
Blackstone Audio, Inc., publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Vanessa Johansson.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Title from disc label.
Description 7 audio discs (8 1/4 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781538519349
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