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The Resource Not my daughter, Barbara Delinsky, (text large print)

Not my daughter, Barbara Delinsky, (text large print)

Label
Not my daughter
Title
Not my daughter
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Delinsky
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A pregnancy pact between three teenaged girls puts their mothers' love to the ultimate test in this emotionally wrenching story of love and forgiveness
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Tone
Review
  • When Susan Tate’s 17-year-old daughter, Lily, reveals that she is pregnant, Susan is absolutely stunned. Her daughter has always been bright and responsible, active in sports and school activities and excited about the prospect of attending college. Then Susan learns that Lily’s two best friends are also pregnant; it seems they made a pact over the summer. Since Susan is the principal at the girls’ high school, she quickly becomes the lightning rod for parental fears as the town absorbs the shocking news. Susan’s background as a young single mom herself is now being used against her as parents struggle to distance themselves and their children from the problem. Despite all the hard work she has put into forging a career, Susan is being labeled as a bad mother and a poor role model. Lily, unaware of how her own actions would impact her mother’s career, is reeling from all the turmoil when she receives the news that her baby is suffering from a serious medical problem. Popular author Delinsky brings a much lighter hand to the tough social issues that Jodi Picoult regularly tackles in her hard-hitting novels. Prominent subplots involving knitting and Susan’s idyllic romance with Lily’s globe-trotting, absent father balance out the emotional angst in an absorbing story that will appeal to the author’s substantial fan base. -- Wilkinson, Joanne (Reviewed 12-01-2009) (Booklist, vol 106, number 7, p4)
  • Delinsky proves once again why she's a perennial bestseller with this thought-provoking tale of three smart, popular teenage girls who make a pact to become pregnant and raise their babies together. Lily, Mary Kate, and Jess also happen to be the daughters of best friends Susan, Kate, and Sunny, and the mothers are thrown into a tailspin by this unexpected news. Susan, the principal of the town's high school, has the most to lose, when the schools superintendent and editor of the local newspaper question her abilities as a leader and mother, and other parents prove quick to blame her—a single mother herself who got pregnant as a teenager—as a poor role model. But all three women must come to grips with where they failed as mothers, how the dreams they had for their daughters are disappearing, and scathing smalltown judgment. Timely, fresh, and true-to-life, this novel explores multiple layers of motherhood and tackles tough questions. (Jan.) --Staff (Reviewed November 30, 2009) (Publishers Weekly, vol 256, issue 48, p29)
  • Mother-daughter bonding, knitting and a ripped-from-the-headlines plot from Delinsky (While My Sister Sleeps, 2009, etc.).Three high-school seniors form a pact to become pregnant. Sound familiar? But Lily, Mary Kate and Jess are the top girls, academically, athletically and socially, in the Maine coastal village of Zaganack. Boasting old roots and rigid values, this company town for an upscale retailer is scandalized. Most of the scandal comes from the fact that Lily's mother Susan is the high-school principal. The old men on the school board are outraged at the example the three girls have set, and all fingers are pointing in Susan's direction. Not only is she a bit of a progressive—she's established a medical clinic at the school and prefers counseling to punishment—Susan too was pregnant and unmarried at 17. When Lily was a baby, Susan bonded with fellow new mothers Kate (Mary Kate's mom) and Sunny (tightly wound parent of Jess); the women have been best friends ever since, and all three are devastated by their daughter's incomprehensible decision. At PC Wool, a division of the posh retailer that they created and run together, they spend Saturdays dyeing yarn and trying to figure out why their girls traded in bright futures for teenage motherhood. While Susan fights for her job, she revisits her painful past (her own parents shamed and disowned her) and begins to connect more deeply with Lily's father Rick, a globetrotting journalist who may be ready to stay home. Problems arise with the health of Lily's baby, the involvement of the babies' fathers and the stability of PC Wools, but by novel's end, everything is so neatly and happily resolved that readers may wonder what the fuss was about.Delinsky has a knack for exploring the battlefields of contemporary life, and this emotionally intelligent, though formulaic, new novel offers her fans what they want—high drama and romantic realism. (Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2009)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
332578
Cataloging source
DLC
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Delinsky, Barbara
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.E4427
LC item number
N68 2010
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Teenage pregnancy
Target audience
adult
Label
Not my daughter, Barbara Delinsky, (text large print)
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
484 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780739328026
Isbn Type
(lg. print)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 326529197
  • (OCoLC)326529197
Label
Not my daughter, Barbara Delinsky, (text large print)
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
484 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780739328026
Isbn Type
(lg. print)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 326529197
  • (OCoLC)326529197

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