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Author MacDonald, Ann-Marie, 1958- author.

Title Adult onset / Ann-Marie MacDonald.

Publication Info. Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Adult Fiction  FICTION MACDONALD    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  FICTION MACDONALD    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Adult Fiction  FIC MACDONALD    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Adult Fiction  F MACDONALD, ANN-MARIE    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  F-MACDONALD    Check Shelf
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 381 pages ; 23 cm
Summary "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. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Lesbian couples -- Fiction.
Lesbian mothers -- Fiction.
Lesbians -- Family relationships -- Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
ISBN 9781941040058 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
1941040055 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
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