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The Resource Getting It Right

Getting It Right

Label
Getting It Right
Title
Getting It Right
Statement of responsibility
Karen E. Osborne
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Osborne explores questions of race, privilege, and family loyalties without offering any false, easy answers for her two protagonists." --Booklist "Looking for an edge-of-your-seat suspense yarn? You won't find a more absorbing story than Getting It Right...In it we get to know half sisters Kara and Alex, who meet for the first time as adults. Over two weeks in March, the siblings deal with both their own and common issues and drama in ways that entertain and enlighten." --Essence, One of Summer's Best Books "Osborne has created a compelling story of women trying to move past the bondage of their upbringing. We are left wondering, what does it mean to make amends? Is redemption possible?...Getting It Right is absorbing and pushes at understanding race, family bonds, and trauma." --Atticus Review Getting It Right is the story of Kara and Alex, half-sisters who have never met-one the product of an abusive foster-care setting, the other of dysfunctional privilege. Haunted by crippling memories, Kara falls for the wrong men, tries to help her foster-care siblings suffering from PTSD, and longs for the father and half-sister she only knows from a photograph. Alex, meanwhile, struggles to keep her younger sisters out of trouble, her mother sane, and her marketing business afloat. Now Alex has a new responsibility: from his hospital bed, her father tasks her with finding Kara, the mixed-race child he abandoned. Alex is stunned to learn of Kara's existence but reluctantly agrees. To make things more complicated, Kara loves a married man whom the FBI is pursuing for insider trading. When Alex eventually finds her half-sister, she becomes embroiled in Kara's dangers, which threaten to drag them both down. If Kara doesn't help the FBI, she could face prosecution and possible incarceration, and if Alex can't persuade Kara to meet their father, she will let him down during the final days of his life. Set in Harlem, the Bronx, and the wealthy community of Bedford, New York, during two weeks in March, Getting It Right explores grit and resilience, evolving definitions of race and family, and the ultimate power of redemption and forgiveness
Summary
When her father, from his hospital bed, asks her to find Kara, the mixed-race child he abandoned, Alex reluctantly agrees to find this woman she never knew existed, which plunges her into a dangerous world of insider trading involving the FBI where she, despite all of this, must convince her half-sister to meet their father during the final days of his life
Character
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10570849
Cataloging source
BT
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Karen E. Osborne
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Fiction / African American
Target audience
adult
Label
Getting It Right
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008882
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781617755620
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Getting It Right
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008882
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781617755620
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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