Like family: A Novel

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A young married couple hires a middle-aged widow during the wife, Nora's, difficult pregnancy; they don't realize the dominating force she will become in their small family. Signora A - maid, nanny, and confidante - becomes the glue in their household, and over time, the steady and loving presence whose benign influence allows them to negotiate the complexities of married life. The delicate fabric of the young family comes undone when Signora A is diagnosed with lung cancer.When she becomes too sick to work, both husband and wife feel the strain of her absence.This not a simple love story; it's a story about love in its many forms, and how a capacity for love can give meaning to any existence, no matter how ordinary."
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Full title like family
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display_description "When a young married couple hire a middle-aged widow during the wife, Nora's, difficult pregnancy, they don't realize the dominating force she will become in their small family. Signora A--maid, nanny, and confidante--becomes the glue in their household, and over time, the steady and loving presence whose benign influence allows them to negotiate the complexities of married life. But the delicate fabric of the young family comes undone when Signora A is diagnosed with lung cancer. After she becomes too sick to work, both husband and wife feel the strain of her absence. Moving seamlessly between the past and present, Giordano weaves together the layers of Signora A's devotion and sacrifice--from her early experiences of love during a tragically short marriage, to her adoration of her new surrogate family. Highlighting the joy of youth and the fleeting nature of time with remarkable precision and lyricism, Paolo Giordano gives us a meditation on life, death, and the relationships we build in between. Like Family is not a simple love story; it's a story about love in its many forms, and how a capacity for love can give meaning to any existence, no matter how ordinary"--
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Families -- Fiction, Large type books, Married people -- Fiction, Women household employees -- Fiction
title_display Like family
title_full Like Family A Novel, Like family / Paolo Giordano ; English translation by Anne Milano Appel, Like family [sound recording] / Paolo Giordano, Like family [text (large print)] / by Paolo Giordano ; English translation by Anne Milano Appel, Like family sound recording] / Paolo Giordano
title_short Like family
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Families, Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Married people, Women household employees