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0060528494

Jump at the sun

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Grace Jefferson is an educated and accomplished modern woman, a child of the Civil Rights dream, and she knows it. But after a series of rattling personal transitions, she finds herself in a new house in a new city and in a new career for which she feels dangerously unsuited: a stay-at-home mom. Caught between the only two models of mothering she has ever known--a sharecropping grandmother who abandoned her children to save herself and a mother who sacrificed all to save her kids--Grace struggles to embrace her new role, hoping to find a middle ground. But as the days pass and the pressures mount, Grace catches herself in small acts of abandonment--speeding up on neighborhood walks, closing doors with the children on one side and her on the other--that she fears may foretell a future she is powerless to prevent. Or perhaps one she secretly seeks.--From publisher description.

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Clyde-Savannah Public Library FIC McLarin (Text)
Adult Fiction
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LDR 01876cam a2200277 a 4500
001274348
003OWWL
00520060727101616.0
008051012s2006 nyu 000 1 eng
010 . ‡a 2005056256
020 . ‡a0060528494 (hdbk. : acid-free paper)
0243 . ‡a9780060528492
035 . ‡a(OCoLC)ocm62118479
1001 . ‡aMcLarin, Kim.
24510. ‡aJump at the sun / ‡cKim McLarin.
250 . ‡a1st ed.
260 . ‡aNew York : ‡bWilliam Morrow, ‡cc2006.
300 . ‡a306 p. ; ‡c24 cm.
520 . ‡aGrace Jefferson is an educated and accomplished modern woman, a child of the Civil Rights dream, and she knows it. But after a series of rattling personal transitions, she finds herself in a new house in a new city and in a new career for which she feels dangerously unsuited: a stay-at-home mom. Caught between the only two models of mothering she has ever known--a sharecropping grandmother who abandoned her children to save herself and a mother who sacrificed all to save her kids--Grace struggles to embrace her new role, hoping to find a middle ground. But as the days pass and the pressures mount, Grace catches herself in small acts of abandonment--speeding up on neighborhood walks, closing doors with the children on one side and her on the other--that she fears may foretell a future she is powerless to prevent. Or perhaps one she secretly seeks.--From publisher description.
650 0. ‡aAfrican American women ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aMothers and daughters ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aRace relations ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aIdentity (Psychology) ‡vFiction.
596 . ‡a6 25
998 . ‡aa602978
901 . ‡ao62118479 ‡bOCLC ‡c274348 ‡tbiblio

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