The English American: a novel
In many ways, Pippa Dunn is very English: she eats Marmite on toast, knows how to make a proper cup of tea, has attended a posh English boarding school, and finds it entirely familiar to discuss the crossword rather than exchange any cross words over dinner with her proper English family. Yet Pippa -- creative, disheveled, and impulsive to the core -- has always felt different from her perfectly poised, smartly coiffed sister and steady, practical parents, whose pastimes include Scottish dancing, gardening, and watching cricket.
When Pippa learns at age twenty-eight that her birth parents are from the American South, she feels that lifelong questions have been answered. She meets her birth mother, an untidy, artistic, free-spirited redhead, and her birth father, a charismatic (and politically involved) businessman in Washington, D.C.; and she moves to America to be near them. At the same time, she relies on the guidance of a young man with whom she feels a mysterious connection; a man who discovered his own estranged father and who, like her birth parents, seems to understand her in a way that no one in her life has done before. Pippa feels she has found her "self" and everything she thought she wanted. But has she?
Caught between two opposing cultures, two sets of parents, and two completely different men, Pippa is plunged into hilarious, heart-wrenching chaos. The birth father she adores turns out to be involved in neoconservative activities she hates; the mesmerizing mother who once abandoned her now refuses to let her go. And the man of her fantasies may be just that...
With an authentic adopted heroine at its center, Larkin's compulsively readable first novel unearths universal truths about love, identity, and family with wit, warmth, and heart.
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|Last Update||2018-04-21 04:59:23AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-06-19 04:57:45AM|
|author2-role||Larkin, Alison., hoopla digital.|
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|display_description||NEW audio edition! The AudioFile Earphones award winning recording of Alison Larkin's bestselling autobiographical novel about an adopted English woman who finds her birth parents and her self in the US is followed by an exclusive interview with the Author and other bonus material!|
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|isbn||141655159, 9781416551591, 9781518993732|
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|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills, Aurora Hills Online, Central, Central Online, Cherrydale, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn, Glencarlyn Online, Local History, Local History Online, Plaza, Plaza Online, Shirlington, Shirlington Online, Westover, Westover Online|
|record_details||external_econtent:ils:.b20336688|eAudio|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|British Classic Audio,|2018.|1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 44 min.)) : digital., ils:.b13071166|Book|Books||English|Simon & Schuster,|2008.|336 p. ; 24 cm.|
|subject_facet||Adoptees -- Fiction, Birthmothers -- Fiction, British -- United States -- Fiction, Downloadable audio, Mothers and daughters -- Fiction, Playaway (Preloaded audio player), Streaming audio|
|title_display||The English American : a novel|
|title_full||The English American : a novel / by Alison Larkin, The English American : a novel [electronic resource] / Alison Larkin|
|title_short||The English American :|