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The school for good mothers : a novel / by Jessamine Chan.

Chan, Jessamine, (author.).

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  • 7 of 35 copies available at Bibliomation.

Current holds

51 current holds with 35 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethel Public Library NEW CHAN (Text to phone) 34030150548607 Adult New Fiction Checked out 02/11/2022
Booth & Dimock Library - Coventry AF CHA (Text to phone) 33260000569328 Adult New Available -
Burnham Library - Bridgewater FIC CHAN (Text to phone) 36937002167279 Adult New Material Recently Returned -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown FIC CHA (Text to phone) 34014150070440 Adult New Fiction On holds shelf -
Chester Public Library CHA (Text to phone) 33210000530036 Adult Fiction Checked out 02/05/2022
David M. Hunt Library - Falls Village F Cha (Text to phone) 33180148087662 Adult New Fiction Checked out 02/01/2022
Derby Neck Library FIC CHA (Text to phone) 34046152837830 Adult New Fiction Checked out 02/08/2022
Douglas Library of Hebron FIC CHA (Text to phone) 33400148854485 Adult New Fiction Checked out 02/08/2022
Easton Public Library FIC CHAN, JESSAMINE (Text to phone) 37777123609125 Adult New Fiction Checked out 02/09/2022
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe PATIO FIC CHAN,J (Text to phone) 34026150708530 Display Item Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 1982156120 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781982156121 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781982156121
  • ISBN: 1982156120
  • ISBN: 9781982156138
  • ISBN: 1982156139
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2022.

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Summary, etc.:
"Set in near-future America, The School for Good Mothers introduces readers to a government-run reform program where bad mothers are retrained using robot doll children with artificial intelligence. Protagonist Frida Liu, a 39-year-old Chinese-American single mother in Philadelphia, loses custody of her 18-month-old daughter, Harriet, after she leaves Harriet home alone for two hours on one very bad day. To regain custody, Frida must spend a year at a newly-created institution, where she practices parenting with bad mothers from all over the county. There, she learns to love an uncannily life-like toddler girl doll in order to demonstrate her maternal instincts and prove to her family court judge that she deserves a second chance. Frida is an outsider in every way: better educated, more affluent, and the only Asian. The mothers, whose transgressions range from benign to horrific, are under constant surveillance. If they don't pass all the school's tests, their parental rights will be terminated. Inspired by dystopian classics such as 1984, Never Let Me Go, and The Handmaid's Tale, the novel eviscerates the dominant American parenting culture, while highlighting the tragedy of state-sponsored family separation. Is there one right way to mother? Can a bad mother ever be redeemed? With warmth, heart, and dark humor, the novel tells a timeless story of a mother fighting to win back her child, and her struggle to hold onto her integrity while being indoctrinated"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Chinese American women > Fiction.
Single mothers > Fiction.
Motherhood > Fiction.
Genre: Science fiction.

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