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The Resource The nearness of you : a novel, Amanda Eyre Ward

The nearness of you : a novel, Amanda Eyre Ward

Label
The nearness of you : a novel
Title
The nearness of you
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Eyre Ward
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this profound and lyrical novel, acclaimed author Amanda Eyre Ward explores the deeper meanings of motherhood--from the first blissful hello to the heart-wrenching prospect of saying goodbye. Brilliant heart surgeon Suzette Kendall is stunned when Hyland, her husband of fifteen years, admits his yearning for a child. From the beginning they'd decided that having children was not an option, as Suzette feared passing along the genes that landed her mother in a mental institution. But Hyland proposes a different idea: a baby via surrogate. Suzette agrees, and what follows is a whirlwind of candidate selections, hospital visits, and Suzette's doubts over whether she's made the right decision. A young woman named Dorothy Muscarello is chosen as the one who will help make this family complete. For Dorrie, surrogacy (and the money that comes with it) are her opportunity to leave behind a troubled past and create a future for herself--one full of possibility. But this situation also forces all three of them--Dorrie, Suzette, and Hyland--to face a devastating uncertainty that will reverberate in the years to come. Beautifully shifting between perspectives, The Nearness of You deftly explores the connections we form, the families we create, and the love we hold most dear. Praise for Amanda Eyre Ward's The Same Sky "After reading The Same Sky, you just might view the world a little differently. And isn't that the goal of all great art?"--Bookreporter "Riveting, heartrending, and beautifully written."--Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train "Deeply affecting."--People "Wrenching, honest, painstakingly researched."--Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things "Emotionally gripping."--The Dallas Morning News"--
  • "Brilliant heart surgeon Suzette Kendall is stunned when Hyland, her husband of fifteen years, admits his yearning for a child. Suzette has always feared passing along the genes that led her mother to a mental institution. But Hyland proposes a different idea: a baby via surrogate. Dorrie is a young woman struggling to find the money to go to college. When she sees an advertisement to be a surrogate, she believes it's a sign that her destiny is to help a family have a baby and then realize her dreams. It's a perfect plan, but then she falls in love"--
Summary
"Brilliant heart surgeon Suzette Kendall is stunned when Hyland, her husband of fifteen years, admits his yearning for a child. Suzette has always feared passing along the genes that led her mother to a mental institution. But Hyland proposes a different idea: a baby via surrogate. Dorrie is a young woman struggling to find the money to go to college. When she sees an advertisement to be a surrogate, she believes it's a sign that her destiny is to help a family have a baby and then realize her dreams. It's a perfect plan, but then she falls in love."--Provided by publisher
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10545245
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ward, Amanda Eyre
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Surrogate mothers
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Sagas
  • Surrogate mothers
Target audience
adult
Label
The nearness of you : a novel, Amanda Eyre Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957455018
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781101887158
Lccn
2016034065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957455018
Label
The nearness of you : a novel, Amanda Eyre Ward
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957455018
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781101887158
Lccn
2016034065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957455018

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