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The Resource Baby of the family : a novel, Maura Roosevelt

Baby of the family : a novel, Maura Roosevelt

Label
Baby of the family : a novel
Title
Baby of the family
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Maura Roosevelt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Roger's 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 writer named Anandaroop Gupta, 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 Mr. Gupta's daughter fall in love. 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--as well as an amusing and heartwarming look at the various ways in which a family can be created
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roosevelt, Maura
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.O683
LC item number
B33 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Inheritance and succession
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Family Life / General
  • FICTION / Women
Label
Baby of the family : a novel, Maura Roosevelt
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1037896148
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
450 pages
Isbn
9781524743178
Lccn
2018021291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781524743178
  • (OCoLC)1037896148
Label
Baby of the family : a novel, Maura Roosevelt
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1037896148
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
450 pages
Isbn
9781524743178
Lccn
2018021291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781524743178
  • (OCoLC)1037896148

Library Locations

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      42.6118166 -70.8797517
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