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The Resource Perfect little world, Kevin Wilson

Perfect little world, Kevin Wilson

Label
Perfect little world
Title
Perfect little world
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Wilson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Isabelle Poole meets Dr. Preston Grind, she's fresh out of high school, pregnant with her art teacher's baby, and totally on her own. Izzy knows she can be a good mother but without any money or relatives to help, she's left searching. Dr. Grind, an awkwardly charming child psychologist, has spent his life studying family, even after tragedy struck his own. Now, with the help of an eccentric billionaire, he has the chance to create a "perfect little world"--to study what would happen when ten children are raised collectively, without knowing who their biological parents are. He calls it the Infinite Family Project and he wants Izzy and her son to join. This attempt at a utopian ideal starts off promising, but soon the gentle equilibrium among the families disintegrates: unspoken resentments between the couples begin to fester; the project's funding becomes tenuous; and Izzy's growing feelings for Dr. Grind make her question her participation in this strange experiment in the first place. Written with the same compassion and charm that won over legions of readers with The Family Fang, Kevin Wilson shows us with grace and humor that the best families are the ones we make for ourselves
Summary
Joining a psychologist's utopian experiment involving children collectively raised apart from their biological families, a pregnant teen struggles with the group's growing hostilities and funding challenges while fighting her feelings for the doctor
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10547943
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Kevin
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage mothers
  • Child psychologists
  • Communal living
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
Perfect little world, Kevin Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059599922
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9781509820689
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)972889022
Label
Perfect little world, Kevin Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059599922
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9781509820689
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)972889022

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