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What was mine, Helen Klein Ross

Label
What was mine
Title
What was mine
Statement of responsibility
Helen Klein Ross
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Simply told but deeply affecting, in the bestselling tradition of Alice McDermott and Tom Perrotta, this urgent novel unravels the heartrending yet unsentimental tale of a woman who kidnaps a baby in a superstore--and gets away with it for twenty-one years. Lucy Wakefield is a seemingly ordinary woman who does something extraordinary in a desperate moment: she takes a baby girl from a shopping cart and raises her as her own. It's a secret she manages to keep for over two decades--from her daughter, the babysitter who helped raise her, family, coworkers, and friends. When Lucy's now-grown daughter Mia discovers the devastating truth of her origins, she is overwhelmed by confusion and anger and determines not to speak again to the mother who raised her. She reaches out to her birth mother for a tearful reunion, and Lucy is forced to flee to China to avoid prosecution. What follows is a ripple effect that alters the lives of many and challenges our understanding of the very meaning of motherhood. Author Helen Klein Ross, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, weaves a powerful story of upheaval and resilience told from the alternating perspectives of Lucy, Mia, Mia's birth mother, and others intimately involved in the kidnapping. What Was Mine is a compelling tale of motherhood and loss, of grief and hope, and the life-shattering effects of a single, irrevocable moment"--
  • "Simply told but deeply affecting, this urgent novel unravels the heartrending yet unsentimental tale of a woman who kidnaps a baby in a superstore--and gets away with it for twenty-one years"--
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DLC
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Ross, Helen Klein
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Kidnapping
  • Deception
  • Family secrets
  • Life change events
  • Psychological fiction
Label
What was mine, Helen Klein Ross
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Gallery paperback books trade edition.
Extent
323 pages :
Isbn
9781476732350
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015022044
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904812887
  • (OCoLC)ocn904812887
  • 758488
Label
What was mine, Helen Klein Ross
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Gallery paperback books trade edition.
Extent
323 pages :
Isbn
9781476732350
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015022044
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904812887
  • (OCoLC)ocn904812887
  • 758488

Library Locations

    • Topeka & Shawnee County Public LibraryBorrow it
      1515 SW 10th Ave , Topeka, Kansas, 66604, US
      39.050746 -95.696533
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