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The Resource Shadow baby, by Alison McGhee

Shadow baby, by Alison McGhee

Label
Shadow baby
Title
Shadow baby
Statement of responsibility
by Alison McGhee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Shadow Baby" is eleven-year-old Clara Winters' story. Clara, who lives with her no-frills mother Tara in the foothills of the Adirondacks, is obsessed by a need for family -- or at the very least the knowledge of one. She learns that she had a twin sister who died at birth; she knows she must have a father somewhere; she knows little bits and pieces about her mother's father, whom she's never met; and that's all she has. In her search for information and attention, Clara meets an elderly immigrant who lives in a trailer park on the outskirts of her town. Their relationship, along with Clara's overactive fantasy life, finally brings her to learn the truth about her history and to gain some knowledge about what it means to be a grown-up
Summary
Eleven-year-old Clara is struggling to find the truth about her missing father and grandfather and her twin sister, dead at birth, but her mother steadfastly refuses to talk about these people who are lost to her daughter
Theme
Award
Minnesota Book Award for Novel & Short Story, 2001.
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
044341
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.C36378
LC item number
S53 2000
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Shadow baby, by Alison McGhee
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2310059
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
2nd Picador ed.
Extent
243 p.
Isbn
9780312423773
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm52862727
Label
Shadow baby, by Alison McGhee
Publication
Control code
2310059
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
2nd Picador ed.
Extent
243 p.
Isbn
9780312423773
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm52862727

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