What Was Mine
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

What Was Mine


  • Author : Helen Klein Ross
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476732367


What Was Mine Book Description :

Simply told but deeply affecting, in the bestselling tradition of Alice McDermott and Tom Perrotta, this urgent novel unravels the heartrending yet unsentimental tale of a woman who kidnaps a baby in a superstore—and gets away with it for twenty-one years. Lucy Wakefield is a seemingly ordinary woman who does something extraordinary in a desperate moment: she takes a baby girl from a shopping cart and raises her as her own. It’s a secret she manages to keep for over two decades—from her daughter, the babysitter who helped raise her, family, coworkers, and friends. When Lucy’s now-grown daughter Mia discovers the devastating truth of her origins, she is overwhelmed by confusion and anger and determines not to speak again to the mother who rais...

What Was Mine
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

What Was Mine


  • Author : Helen Klein Ross
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476732350


What Was Mine Book Description :

"Simply told but deeply affecting, this urgent novel unravels the heartrending yet unsentimental tale of a woman who kidnaps a baby in a superstore--and gets away with it for twenty-one years"--...

What Was Mine
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

What Was Mine


  • Author : Helen Klein Ross
  • Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print
  • Release Date : 2016-04-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1410489116


What Was Mine Book Description :

Lucy Wakefield is a seemingly ordinary woman who does something extraordinary in a desperate moment: she takes a baby girl from a shopping cart and raises her as her own. It's a secret she manages to keep for over two decades -- from her daughter, the babysitter who helped raise her, family, coworkers, and friends. When Lucy's now-grown daughter Mia discovers the devastating truth of her origins, she is overwhelmed by confusion and anger and determines not to speak again to the mother who raised her. She reaches out to her birth mother for a tearful reunion, and Lucy is forced to flee to China to avoid prosecution. What follows is a ripple effect that alters the lives of many and challenges our understanding of the very meaning of motherhood....

What Was Mine
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

What Was Mine


  • Author : Helen Klein Ross
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476732350


What Was Mine Book Description :

"Simply told but deeply affecting, this urgent novel unravels the heartrending yet unsentimental tale of a woman who kidnaps a baby in a superstore--and gets away with it for twenty-one years"--...

Brooklyn was Mine

Brooklyn was Mine


  • Author : Chris Knutsen
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1594482829


Brooklyn was Mine Book Description :

Twenty original essays by Katie Roiphe, Susan Choi, Jonathan Lethem, Jennifer Egan, Emily Barton, Michael Thomas, and other authors pay tribute to Brooklyn and the unique quality, character, and diversity of the borough....

What Was Mine

What Was Mine


  • Author : Ann Beattie
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-03-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307765765


What Was Mine Book Description :

A collection of short fiction, twelve works in all, including two never-before-published novellas. Here are disconnected marriages and uneasy reunions, nostalgic reminiscences and sudden epiphanies--a remarkable and moving collage of contemporary lives....

This Nearly Was Mine

This Nearly Was Mine


  • Author : Nancy Farkas
  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-04-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781480800427


This Nearly Was Mine Book Description :

In the summer of 1980, Annie, fresh out of graduate school, escapes a doomed engagement by fleeing to the Costa del Sol in Spain. The young traveler is seduced by the striking landscape and the shimmering sea, but not as profoundly as she was by Francisco, a local musician with a complicated past and a troubled soul. Her adventures propel her into adulthood and a life teased with what might have been. Twenty-six years later, Annie's teenage daughter Marielle, curious about her mother's stories, searches for Francisco while on a backpacking trip through Spain. When Marielle's search is successful, Annie's thoughts return to her romantic past amidst the magnificent backdrop of the steamy Mediterranean coast. Francisco's unexpected reappearance ignites ...

The Pleasure Was Mine
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Pleasure Was Mine


  • Author : Tommy Hays
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429905305


The Pleasure Was Mine Book Description :

Prate Marshbanks proposed to his future wife on a muggy July night at Pete's Drive-in back in '52. "She said yes to me between bites of a slaw burger all-the-way." A college graduate and daughter of a prominent lawyer, Irene was an unlikely match for Prate, a high school dropout. He lived his married life aware of the question on people's minds: How in the world did a tall, thin, fair-skinned beauty and one of the most respected high school English teachers in all of Greenville County, in all of South Carolina for that matter, wind up married to a short, dark, fat-faced, jug-eared house painter? That their marriage not only survived for fifty years, but flourished, is a source of constant wonder to Prate. Now he faces a new challenge with Irene. From...

Before She Was Mine

Before She Was Mine


  • Author : Kate Long
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847377555


Before She Was Mine Book Description :

Freya is torn between her two mothers. Liv, her adoptive mother who nurtured and raised her, is earthy, no-nonsense. The total opposite to Melody: with her vibrant, explosive personality and extensive, brightly coloured wardrobe, Freya's birth mother is still apt to find herself thrown out of Top Shop for bad behaviour. Hard as it has been for Freya to try to reconcile her two families, it has been harder for her mothers. Proud of her mature and sensible adoptive daughter, Liv fears Melody's restless influence. Meanwhile, forced to give up her baby when she was just a teenager herself, Melody now craves Freya's love and acceptance - but only really knows how to have fun. Then tragedy strikes, and the bonds of love that tie these three women together ...

The Street Was Mine

The Street Was Mine


  • Author : M. Abbott
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2002-12-19
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781403970015


The Street Was Mine Book Description :

This book considers a recurrent figure in American literature: the solitary white man moving through urban space. The descendent of Nineteenth-century frontier and western heroes, the figure re-emerges in 1930-50s America as the 'tough guy'. The Street Was Mine looks to the tough guy in the works of hardboiled novelists Raymond Chandler ( The Big Sleep ) and James M. Cain ( Double Indemnity ) and their popular film noir adaptations. Focusing on the way he negotiates racial and gender 'otherness', this study argues that the tough guy embodies the promise of an impervious white masculinity amidst the turmoil of the Depression through the beginnings of the Cold War, closing with an analysis of Chester Himes, whose Harlem crime novels ( For Love of Imabe...