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Adult onset : a novel

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First U.S. edition.

"Mary Rose MacKinnon is a successful author of YA fiction doing a tour of duty as stay-at-home mom while her partner, Hilary, takes a turn focusing on her career. She tries valiantly to balance the (mostly) solo parenting of two young children with the relentless needs of her aging parents. But amid the hilarities of full-on domesticity arises a sense of dread. Do others notice the dents in the expensive refrigerator? How long will it take Mary Rose to realize that the car alarm that has been going off all morning is hers, and how on earth did her sharpest pair of scissors wind up in her toddler's hands? As frustrations mount, she experiences a flare-up of forgotten symptoms of a childhood illness that compel her to rethink her own upbringing and family history. Over the course of one outwardly ordinary week, Mary Rose's world threatens to unravel, and the specter of violence raises its head with dangerous implications for her and her children. With humor and unerring emotional accuracy, Adult Onset explores the pleasures and pressures of family bonds, powerful and yet so easily twisted and broken. Ann-Marie MacDonald has crafted a searing, terrifying, yet ultimately uplifting story. "--

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Cordelia A. Greene Library - Castile FIC MACDONALD (Text)
Adult Fiction
52136000371194
Available
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Palmyra Community Library MAC (Text)
Adult Fiction
52127300297874
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Wadsworth Library - Geneseo FIC MAC (Text)
Adult Fiction
52150300358009
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1001 . ‡aMacDonald, Ann-Marie, ‡d1958-
24510. ‡aAdult onset : ‡ba novel / ‡cAnn-Marie MacDonald.
250 . ‡aFirst U.S. edition.
264 1. ‡aPortland, Oregon : ‡bTin House Books, ‡c2015, c2014.
300 . ‡a381 pages ; ‡c23 cm.
336 . ‡atext ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡2rdacarrier
500 . ‡a"A novel"--Jacket.
520 . ‡a"Mary Rose MacKinnon is a successful author of YA fiction doing a tour of duty as stay-at-home mom while her partner, Hilary, takes a turn focusing on her career. She tries valiantly to balance the (mostly) solo parenting of two young children with the relentless needs of her aging parents. But amid the hilarities of full-on domesticity arises a sense of dread. Do others notice the dents in the expensive refrigerator? How long will it take Mary Rose to realize that the car alarm that has been going off all morning is hers, and how on earth did her sharpest pair of scissors wind up in her toddler's hands? As frustrations mount, she experiences a flare-up of forgotten symptoms of a childhood illness that compel her to rethink her own upbringing and family history. Over the course of one outwardly ordinary week, Mary Rose's world threatens to unravel, and the specter of violence raises its head with dangerous implications for her and her children. With humor and unerring emotional accuracy, Adult Onset explores the pleasures and pressures of family bonds, powerful and yet so easily twisted and broken. Ann-Marie MacDonald has crafted a searing, terrifying, yet ultimately uplifting story. "-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
650 0. ‡aLesbian couples.
650 0. ‡aLesbian mothers.
650 0. ‡aLesbians ‡xFamily relationships.
650 7. ‡aFICTION / Literary. ‡2bisacsh
655 7. ‡aDomestic fiction.
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