Unbecoming
  • Author : Jenny Downham
  • Release Date : 23 February 2016
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 13 : 9780545907323
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Book Description: Three women. Three generations. Three secrets. Katie's life is falling apart: her best friend thinks she's a freak, her mother, Caroline, controls every aspect of her life, and her estranged grandmother, Mary, appears as if out of nowhere. Mary has dementia and needs lots of care, and when Katie starts putting together Mary's life story, secrets and lies are uncovered: Mary's illegitimate baby, her zest for life and freedom and men; the way she lived her life to the full yet suffered huge sacrifices along the way. As the relationship between Mary and Caroline is explored, Katie begins to understand her own mother's behavior, and from that insight, the terrors about her sexuality, her future, and her younger brother are all put into perspective. Funny, sad, honest, and wise, this powerful multigenerational novel from international bestseller Jenny Downham celebrates life like no book before.

Unbecoming

Unbecoming

Author : Jenny Downham
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Three women. Three generations. Three secrets. Katie's life is falling apart: her best friend thinks she's a freak, her mother, Caroline, controls every aspect of her life, and her estranged grandmother, Mary, appears as if out of nowhere. Mary has dementia and needs lots of care, and when Katie starts ...

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Unbecoming

Author : Rebecca Scherm
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Fiction
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Author : Anuradha Bhagwati
Publisher : Atria Books
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Author : Howard Margolian
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Genre : History
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Publisher : Penguin Random House South Africa
Genre : Fiction
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Publisher : Samhain Pub Limited
Genre : Fiction
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Publisher : Univ. of Manitoba Press
Genre : Art
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Publisher : Intellect Books
Genre : Performing Arts
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