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The Resource The fourth child : a novel, Jessica Winter

The fourth child : a novel, Jessica Winter

Label
The fourth child : a novel
Title
The fourth child
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jessica Winter
Title variation
4th child
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Book-smart, devoutly Catholic, and painfully unsure of herself, Jane becomes pregnant in high school; by her early twenties, she is raising three children in the suburbs of western New York State. In the fall of 1991, as her children are growing older and more independent, Jane is overcome by a spiritual and intellectual restlessness that leads her to become involved with a local pro-life group. Following the tenets of her beliefs, she also adopts a little girl from Eastern Europe. But Mirela is a difficult child. Deprived of a loving caregiver in infancy, she remains unattached to her new parents, no matter how much love Jane shows her. As Jane becomes consumed with chasing therapies that might help Mirela, her relationships with her family, especially her older daughter, Lauren, begin to fray. Feeling estranged from her mother and unsettled in her new high school, Lauren begins to discover the power of her own burgeoning creativity and sexuality - a journey that both echoes and departs from her mother's own adolescent experiences. But when Lauren is confronted with the limits of her youth and independence, Jane is thrown into an emotional crisis, forced to reconcile her principles and faith with her determination to keep her daughters safe. The Fourth Child is a piercing love story and a haunting portrayal of how love can shatter - or strengthen - our beliefs."--Publisher
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10946501
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winter, Jessica
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.I6695
LC item number
F68 2021
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Catholic women
  • Adopted children
  • Teenage girls
Target audience
adult
Label
The fourth child : a novel, Jessica Winter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
Edition
First edition.
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780062971555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1240169269
  • (OCoLC)1240169269
Label
The fourth child : a novel, Jessica Winter
Publication
Copyright
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
Edition
First edition.
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780062971555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1240169269
  • (OCoLC)1240169269

Library Locations

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      7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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