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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Language
eng
Summary
One of The Today Show's "Must-Read Books for Fall"One of Buzzfeed's "21 New Books You Need to Read this Fall"From a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree"Brit Bennett is a brilliant and much-needed new voice in literature."--Angela Flournoy, author of National Book Award-finalist The Turner HouseA dazzling debut novel from an exciting new voice, The Mothers is a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community--and the things that ultimately haunt us most. 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 asks whether a "what if" can be more powerful than an experience itself. If, as time passes, we must always live in servitude to the decisions of our younger selves, to the communities that have parented us, and to the decisions we make that shape our lives forever. From the Hardcover edition
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TEFOD
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Bennett, Brit
Dewey number
813.6
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LC call number
PS3602.E66444
LC item number
M68 2016ab
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fiction
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Read by Adenrele Ojo
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Ojo, Adenrele
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  • African American teenagers
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • California, Southern
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • FICTION
  • African American teenagers
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • California, Southern
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general
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The mothers : a novel, Brit Bennett
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Unabridged.
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9780735288263
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Label
The mothers : a novel, Brit Bennett
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Publication
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unknown
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unknown
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (9 hr., 55 min., 36 sec.))
File format
unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780735288263
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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unknown
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
D8AADFE5-8136-4A4A-BADD-2BB78E421799
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(OCoLC)960637774
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