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The Resource The Mothers, (electronic resource)

The Mothers, (electronic resource)

Label
The Mothers
Title
The Mothers
Statement of responsibility
Brit Bennett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret. "All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we'd taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might have noticed the sourness of an unripe secret, plucked too soon, stolen and passed around before its season." It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it's not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance--and the subsequent cover-up--will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. As Nadia hides her secret from everyone, including Aubrey, her God-fearing best friend, the years move quickly. Soon, Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey are full-fledged adults and still living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully maneuver, and dogged by the constant, nagging question: What if they had chosen differently? The possibilities of the road not taken are a relentless haunt. In entrancing, lyrical prose, The Mothers From the Hardcover edition
Summary
The main characters in this compelling debut are Nadia, whose mother committed suicide when Nadia was 17; Luke, the pastor's son she fell in love with as he healed from a devastating injury; and motherless Aubrey, who is damaged in less obvious ways. Set in Southern California and narrated by the elder church women of their black community, the novel provides the perspectives of both these wiser, cooler heads as well as the firsthand, painful experiences of Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey. Betrayal, loss, casual racism, and the long-term consequences of difficult decisions follow the three throughout the 17 years this novel encompasses. There's something here for fans of New Adult fiction, coming of age stories, and literary fiction alike. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
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Tone
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Character
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10515889
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.E66444
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
The Mothers, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-k3osdg9
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
Cloudocn959609360
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780399184536
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
k3osdg9
Label
The Mothers, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-k3osdg9
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
Cloudocn959609360
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780399184536
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
k3osdg9

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