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What was mine: a novel

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Pub. Date:
2016.
Language:
English
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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.
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9781476732350
9781410489111
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full_title what was mine
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lastUpdate 2018-04-05 18:55:38PM

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series Thorndike Press large print women's fiction
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subject_facet Deception -- Fiction, Family secrets -- Fiction, Kidnapping -- Fiction, Large type books, Life change events -- Fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
title_display What was mine : a novel
title_full What was mine : a novel / Helen Klein Ross, What was mine [text (large print)] / Helen Klein Ross
title_short What was mine :
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topic_facet Deception, Family secrets, Kidnapping, Large type books, Life change events, Mothers and daughters