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  • ISBN: 0399184511
  • ISBN: 9780399184536
  • ISBN: 0399184538
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource ()
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  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group 2016.

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Summary, etc.: a--The Turner House--The Mothers Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret. "All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we'd taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might have noticed the sourness of an unripe secret, plucked too soon, stolen and passed around before its season." It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it's not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance₇and the subsequent cover-up₇will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. As Nadia hides her secret from everyone, including Aubrey, her God-fearing best friend, the years move quickly. Soon, Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey are full-fledged adults and still living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully maneuver, and dogged by the constant, nagging question: What if they had chosen differently? The possibilities of the road not taken are a relentless haunt. In entrancing, lyrical prose, The Mothers From the Hardcover edition.
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Subject: African American teenagers -- Fiction
Teenage pregnancy -- Fiction
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction
Choice (Psychology) -- Fiction
California, Southern -- Fiction
Genre: Electronic books.

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