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A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life

Label
A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life
Title
A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life
Statement of responsibility
Dana Reinhardt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Simone's starting her junior year in high school. Her mom's a lawyer for the ACLU, her dad's a political cartoonist, so she's grown up standing outside the organic food coop asking people to sign petitions for worthy causes. She's got a terrific younger brother and amazing friends. And she's got a secret crush on a really smart and funny guy–who spends all of his time with another girl.Then her birth mother contacts her. Simone's always known she was adopted, but she never wanted to know anything about it. She's happy with her family just as it is, thank you. She learns who her birth mother was–a 16-year-old girl named Rivka. Who is Rivka? Why has she contacted Simone? Why now? The answers lead Simone to deeper feelings of anguish and love than she has ever known, and to question everything she once took for granted about faith, life, the afterlife, and what it means to be a daughter
Summary
Sixteen-year-old atheist Simone Turner-Bloom's life changes in unexpected ways when her parents convince her to make contact with her biological mother, an agnostic from a Jewish family who is losing her battle with cancer
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2007
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2008
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2007
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143960
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DLC
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Reinhardt, Dana
Index
no index present
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  • 910
  • 910
Literary form
fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Literature
Target audience
adolescent
Label
A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8c876d6a-1e6f-4bb3-acfd-93dc48149d85
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780375890888
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8c876d6a-1e6f-4bb3-acfd-93dc48149d85
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780375890888
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      225 NW Adams Street, McMinnville, OR, 97128, US
      45.210071 -123.199661
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