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Happy family (Hardcover) (Tracy Barone)

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A mordantly funny and propulsive novel about a woman coming to terms with her family--adoptive, biological, and future.In 1962, a pregnant girl staggers into a health clinic, gives birth, and flees. A foster family takes the baby in, and an unlikely couple, their lives unspooling from the recent death of their infant, adopts her.Forty years and many secrets and lies later, Cheri Matzner is all grown up and falling apart. Ironic and fierce, she's a former cop-turned-disgruntled academic, a frustrated wife trying to get pregnant, an iconoclastic daughter bearing war-wounds from her dysfunctional family. Thrust unto an odyssey of acceptance, she discovers that sometimes it take's half a lifetime to come of age.Weaving together the stories of the deeply flawed but well-intentioned people who've shaped Cheri's life, HAPPY FAMILY is an intimate exploration of the gap between our expectations and beliefs about our families, and the truth.
Number of Pages: 389.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
Author: Tracy Barone
Language: English
Street Date: May 24, 2016
TCIN: 50641706
UPC: 9780316342605
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-6715

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