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The Resource The mothers : a novel, Brit Bennett

The mothers : a novel, Brit Bennett

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The mothers : a novel
Title
The mothers
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Brit Bennett
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken beauty. Mourning her 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. It's not serious-- until the pregnancy. As years move by, Nadia, Luke, and her friend Aubrey are 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?
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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Character
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10515889
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The mothers : a novel, Brit Bennett
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780399184512
Lccn
2016010837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-copy20161013-078
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn936619521
  • (OCoLC)936619521
  • 446322
Label
The mothers : a novel, Brit Bennett
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780399184512
Lccn
2016010837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-copy20161013-078
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn936619521
  • (OCoLC)936619521
  • 446322

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