The English American: A Novel
|Grouped Work ID||88d61248-71da-3994-b345-81fb2af18eae|
|Grouping Title||english american|
|Grouping Author||larkin alison|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-04-20 23:10:24PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-04-21 00:10:24AM|
|author2-role||Larkin, Alison., hoopla digital.|
|available_at_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Main Library - Adult Fiction|
When Pippa Dunn,adopted as an infant and raised terribly British, discovers that her birth parents are from the American South, she finds that "culture clash" has layers of meaning she'd never imagined. Meet The English American, a fabulously funny, deeply poignant debut novel that sprang from Larkin's autobiographical one-woman show of the same name.
In many ways, Pippa Dunn is very English: she eats Marmite on toast, knows how to make a proper cup of tea, has attended a posh English boarding school, and finds it entirely familiar to discuss the crossword rather than exchange any cross words over dinner with her proper English family. Yet Pippa -- creative, disheveled, and impulsive to the core -- has always felt different from her perfectly poised, smartly coiffed sister and steady, practical parents, whose pastimes include Scottish dancing, gardening, and watching cricket.
When Pippa learns at age twenty-eight that her birth parents are from the American South, she feels that lifelong questions have been answered. She meets her birth mother, an untidy, artistic, free-spirited redhead, and her birth father, a charismatic (and politically involved) businessman in Washington, D.C.; and she moves to America to be near them. At the same time, she relies on the guidance of a young man with whom she feels a mysterious connection; a man who discovered his own estranged father and who, like her birth parents, seems to understand her in a way that no one in her life has done before. Pippa feels she has found her "self" and everything she thought she wanted. But has she?
Caught between two opposing cultures, two sets of parents, and two completely different men, Pippa is plunged into hilarious, heart-wrenching chaos. The birth father she adores turns out to be involved in neoconservative activities she hates; the mesmerizing mother who once abandoned her now refuses to let her go. And the man of her fantasies may be just that...
With an authentic adopted heroine at its center, Larkin's compulsively readable first novel unearths universal truths about love, identity, and family with wit, warmth, and heart.
|format_catalog||Book, eAudiobook, eBook|
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||141655159, 9781416551591, 9781416565666, 9781518993732|
|item_details||hoopla:MWT12079319||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12079319||Available Online||||, ils:CARL0000300612|35192037122912|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Larkin|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, overdrive:09049701-cce5-487e-ba05-8a030661238f|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online|||||
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||hoopla:MWT12079319|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|British Classic Audio,|2018.|1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 44 min.)) : digital., ils:CARL0000300612|Book|Books|1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.|English|Simon & Schuster,|2008.|336 p. ; 25 cm., overdrive:09049701-cce5-487e-ba05-8a030661238f|eBook|eBook||English|Simon & Schuster|2008||
|series||Brilliance Audio on compact disc|
|series_with_volume||Brilliance Audio on compact disc||
|subject_facet||Adoptees -- Fiction, Birthmothers -- Fiction, British -- United States -- Fiction, Humorous fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Fiction|
|title_display||The English American|
|title_full||The English American / Alison Larkin, The English American A Novel, The English American [electronic resource] / Alison Larkin|
|title_short||The English American|
|topic_facet||Adoptees, Birthmothers, British, Fiction, Literature, Mothers and daughters|