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The Resource Baby of the family : A Novel., Maura Roosevelt, (electronic resource)

Baby of the family : A Novel., Maura Roosevelt, (electronic resource)

Label
Baby of the family : A Novel.
Title
Baby of the family
Title remainder
A Novel.
Statement of responsibility
Maura Roosevelt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An addictive and wry debut about a modern-day American dynasty and its unexpected upheaval when the patriarch leaves what's left of his fortune to his youngest, adopted son—who doesn't want to be found—setting off a family search and the unearthing of some surprising secrets.The Whitbys: a dynasty akin to the Astors, once enormously wealthy real estate magnates who were considered "The Landlords of New York." There was a time when the death of a Whitby would have made national news, but when the family patriarch Roger dies, he is alone. Word of his death travels from the longtime family lawyer to his clan of children, from four separate marriages, and the news isn't good. Roger has left everything to his twenty-one-year-old son Nick, a Whitby only in name, including the houses currently occupied by Shelley and Brooke—two of his daughters from different marriages. And Nick is nowhere to be found.Brooke, the oldest of the children, who is unexpectedly pregnant, leads the search for Nick, hoping to convince him to let her keep her Boston home and her fragile composure. Shelley hasn't told anyone she's dropped out of college just months before graduating, and is living in her childhood apartment while working as an amanuensis for a blind architect, with whom she develops a rather complicated relationship. And when Nick, on the run from the law after a misguided and dramatic act of political activism, finally shows up at Shelley's New York home worlds officially collide as Nick and the architect's daughter fall in love affair. Soon, all three siblings are faced with the question they have been running from their whole lives: What do they want their future to look like, if they can finally escape their past?Weaving together multiple perspectives to create a portrait of an American family, and an American dream gone awry, Baby of the Family is a book about family secrets—how they define us, bind us together, and threaten to blow us (and more) apart. And a simultaneously amusing and heartwarming look at the various ways in which a family can be created
Summary
A wry and addictive debut about a modern-day American dynasty and its unexpected upheaval when the patriarch wills his dwindling fortune to his youngest, adopted son—setting off a chain of events that unearth family secrets and test long-held definitions of love and family
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10760041
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roosevelt, Maura
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Baby of the family : A Novel., Maura Roosevelt, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100279&titleID=4127163
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781524743185
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C83372D9-AC5C-4FA6-9D3C-5C6070F0CA9B
Label
Baby of the family : A Novel., Maura Roosevelt, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100279&titleID=4127163
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781524743185
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C83372D9-AC5C-4FA6-9D3C-5C6070F0CA9B

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