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The Resource A plain & fancy Christmas : a novel, Cynthia Keller

A plain & fancy Christmas : a novel, Cynthia Keller

Label
A plain & fancy Christmas : a novel
Title
A plain & fancy Christmas
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia Keller
Title variation
Plain and fancy Christmas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Raised in a Pennsylvania Amish community, young mother Rachel Yoder has led a simple life within her close-knit family. Widowed three years ago, she has moved back in with her parents, attempting to raise her daughter, Katie, without further emotional upheaval. Meanwhile, four hours and a whole world away in New York City, Ellie Lawrence is laser-focused on a high-powered public relations career, with too little time for her family, her friends, or even her boyfriend. Then one fateful day, these two very different women receive shocking news of a mistake made three decades earlier and long kept hidden: Shortly after their births, the two were accidentally switched in the hospital. Shaken to the core by this momentous news, Rachel and Ellie are plunged into an exploration of who they are and where they really belong. While Ellie is eager to learn more about her Amish family and their life in the countryside, Rachel cannot help but feel jealous as she watches the only mother she has ever known bonding so easily with her natural daughter. But Rachel also knows that her own biological family is out there, and with Katie at her side she heads for Manhattan, where she establishes a connection with the raucous, spirited Lawrences. As Ellie and Rachel make their way through unfamiliar landscapes, they face life-altering challenges and grapple with a crucial question: Will their old conventions and desires give way to new customs and yearnings? With the Christmas holidays fast approaching, it takes the love of two families for Rachel and Ellie to discover their own paths to fulfillment and happiness"--
Summary
When Amish widow Rachel and busy career woman Melly discover they were switched at birth, an ensuing culture shock marks their respective efforts to come to terms with their identities and explore life with their biological families, a process also complicated by changes in Rachel's young daughter's experiences
Theme
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10028992
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keller, Cynthia
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3572.I263
LC item number
P53 2011b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Infants switched at birth
  • Life change events
  • Families
  • Amish
  • Family life
  • Happiness
  • Christmas
  • Life change events
  • Infants switched at birth
  • Families
  • Amish
Target audience
adult
Label
A plain & fancy Christmas : a novel, Cynthia Keller
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn701017685
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9780345530196
Lccn
2011035103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780345528759
System control number
(OCoLC)701017685
Label
A plain & fancy Christmas : a novel, Cynthia Keller
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn701017685
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9780345530196
Lccn
2011035103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780345528759
System control number
(OCoLC)701017685

Library Locations

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      950 Main Street, Dallas, OR, 97338, US
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      168 S Ecols St., Monmouth, OR, 97361, US
      44.848141 -123.23189
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