The Resource The other mother, Carol Goodman

The other mother, Carol Goodman

Label
The other mother
Title
The other mother
Statement of responsibility
Carol Goodman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Daphne Marist and her infant daughter, Chloe, pull up the gravel drive to the home of Daphne's new employer, it feels like they've entered a whole new world. Tucked in the Catskills, the stone mansion looks like something out of a fairy tale, its lush landscaping hiding the view of the mental asylum just beyond its border. Daphne secured the live-in position using an assumed name and fake credentials, telling no one that she's on the run from a controlling husband who has threatened to take her daughter away. Daphne's new life is a far cry from the one she had in Westchester where, just months before, she and her husband welcomed little Chloe. From the start, Daphne tries to be a good mother, but she's plagued by dark moods and intrusive thoughts that convince her she's capable of harming her own daughter. When Daphne is diagnosed with Post Partum Mood Disorder, her downward spiral feels unstoppable-until she meets Laurel Hobbes. Laurel, who also has a daughter named Chloe, is everything Daphne isn't: charismatic, sophisticated, fearless. They immediately form an intense friendship, revealing secrets to one another they thought they'd never share. Soon, they start to look alike, dress alike, and talk alike, their lives mirroring one another in strange and disturbing ways. But Daphne realizes only too late that being friends with Laurel will come at a very shocking price-one that will ultimately lead her to that towering mansion in the Catskills where terrifying, long-hidden truths will finally be revealed...
Summary
A woman on the run with her infant daughter from a controlling husband takes a job at a Catskills estate and navigates the difficult challenges of Post Partum Mood Disorder at the side of a charismatic new friend who proves to have a disturbing hidden nature
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10624019
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goodman, Carol
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Motherhood
  • Postpartum depression
  • Catskill Mountains (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The other mother, Carol Goodman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
324, 16 pages
Isbn
9780062562647
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The other mother, Carol Goodman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
324, 16 pages
Isbn
9780062562647
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print

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