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The Resource Our New Normal

Our New Normal

Label
Our New Normal
Title
Our New Normal
Statement of responsibility
Colleen Faulkner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How much more can you give when you’ve already given everything? In Colleen Faulkner’s affecting, thought-provoking new novel, the mother of a pregnant teenager discovers there are no easy answers—and that a mistake-proof life may not be worth living ... Liv Ridgely prides herself on being the responsible wrangler of all things family: stay at home mom, caretaker of elderly parents, supporter of husband Oscar’s career, savior of her wayward sister. Now, with her son off to college, and her ambitious daughter, Hazel, a year away from following him, it’s Liv’s turn. She’s even established her dream career of bringing beautiful old homes back to life in the most picturesque part of Maine. Until she learns that 16-year-old Hazel is three months pregnant. Hazel insists she will have the baby and raise him with her boyfriend, Tyler, who’s no one’s idea of a model father. Clearly, there are going to be some conflicts to iron out. Liv just doesn’t expect them to be with her husband. As it turns out, Liv and Oscar have very different ideas about what to do. Perhaps it’s because Liv, who was adopted, has a unique perspective on this baby’s future. And perhaps it’s because, as a mother, she knows better than anyone how Hazel’s young life will be changed forever. As the family fractures in every direction, past resentments and pain come tumbling out. After years of putting others first, Liv wonders if she can do what’s best for her daughter, her parents, and her marriage—while still being true to herself
Summary
Past resentments surface when Liv Ridgely discovers that her 16-year-old daughter Hazel is 3-months pregnant and, after years of putting others first, wonders if she can do what’s best for her daughter and her marriage while still being true to herself
Storyline
Writing style
Character
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10807367
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Colleen Faulkner
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Fiction / Family Life
Target audience
adult
Label
Our New Normal
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300010472
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781496711588
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Our New Normal
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300010472
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781496711588
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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