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The mother act : a novel / Heidi Reimer.

Reimer, Heidi, (author.).

"A clever and propulsive debut novel tracing the complicated relationship between a larger-than-life actress who refuses to abandon her career for motherhood, and the daughter she chooses to abandon instead, as they confront one another once and for all"-- Provided by publisher.
Sadie Jones, a larger-than-life actress and controversial feminist, never wanted to be a mother. No one feels this more deeply than Jude, the daughter Sadie left behind. While Jude spent her childhood touring with her father’s Shakespearian theater company, desperate for validation from the mother she barely knew, Sadie catapulted to fame on the wings of The Mother Act—a scathing one-woman show about motherhood. Two decades later, Jude is a talented actress in her own right, and her fraught relationship with Sadie has come to a scandalous head. On a December evening in New York City, at the packed premiere of Sadie’s latest play, the two come face-to-face and the intertwined stories of their lives unfold—colorfully and dramatically. What emerges is a picture of two very different women navigating the complicated worlds of career, love, and family, all while grappling with the essential question: can they ever really understand each other?

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  • ISBN: 9780593473726
  • ISBN: 0593473728
  • Physical Description: 383 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Dutton, [2024]
Subject: Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Motherhood > Fiction.
Actors > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.
Domestic fiction.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Berks County. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at RACC.


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RACC New - PR9199.4.R4576 M68 2024 (Text) 33624024976878 New Available -

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