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Akin : a novel

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"Noah Selvaggio is a retired chemistry professor and widower living on the Upper West Side, but born in the South of France. He is days away from his first visit back to Nice since he was a child, bringing with him a handful of puzzling photos he's discovered from his mother's wartime years. But he receives a call from social services: Noah is the closest available relative of an eleven-year-old great-nephew he's never met, who urgently needs someone to look after him. Out of a feeling of obligation, Noah agrees to take Michael along on his trip. Much has changed in this famously charming seaside mecca, still haunted by memories of the Nazi occupation. The unlikely duo, suffering from jet lag and culture shock, bicker about everything from steak frites to screen time. But Noah gradually comes to appreciate the boy's truculent wit, and Michael's ease with tech and sharp eye help Noah unearth troubling details about their family's past. Both come to grasp the risks people in all eras have run for their loved ones, and find they are more akin than they knew. Written with all the tenderness and psychological intensity that made Room an international bestseller, Akin is a funny, heart-wrenching tale of an old man and a boy, born two generations apart, who unpick their painful story and start to write a new one together."--

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Bell Memorial Library - Nunda FIC DON (Text)
Adult Fiction
52114300200157
Checked out
10/10/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Bloomfield Public Library FIC Donoghue (Text)
Adult New Materials
52133300135742
Checked out
10/28/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Caledonia Library Association FIC DON (Text)
Adult Fiction
52135300310340
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Gainesville Public Library - Silver Springs Fic Don (Text)
Adult Fiction
52138300247165
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Geneva Public Library DONOGHUE (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118301001837
Checked out
10/26/2019
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Livonia Public Library FIC DON (Text)
Adult New
52140300574168
Checked out
10/29/2019
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Macedon Public Library FIC DON (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52121300735876
Checked out
11/05/2019
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Naples Library FIC DON (Text)
New Fiction
52124300375156
Reshelving
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Palmyra Community Library DON (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52127300406087
Checked out
10/24/2019
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Sodus Community Library FIC DON (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300516972
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
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