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The Resource Minding Frankie

Minding Frankie

Label
Minding Frankie
Title
Minding Frankie
Statement of responsibility
Maeve Binchy
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
New York Times BestsellerA tale of joy, heartbreak and hope, about a motherless girl collectively raised by a close-knit Dublin community.When Noel learns that his terminally ill former flame is pregnant with his child, he agrees to take guardianship of the baby girl once she's born. But as a single father battling demons of his own, Noel can't do it alone. Fortunately, he has a competent, caring network of friends, family and neighbors: Lisa, his unlucky-in-love classmate, who moves in with him to help him care for little Frankie around the clock; his American cousin, Emily, always there with a pep talk; the newly retired Dr. Hat, with more time on his hands than he knows what to do with; Dr. Declan and Fiona and their baby son, Frankie's first friend; and many eager babysitters, including old friends Signora and Aidan and Frankie's doting grandparents, Josie and Charles. But not everyone is pleased with the unconventional arrangement, especially a nosy social worker, Moira, who is convinced that Frankie would be better off in a foster home. Now it's up to Noel to persuade her that everyone in town has something special to offer when it comes to minding Frankie."Joyful, quintessential Binchy." —O, The Oprah Magazine
Summary
Baby Frankie is born into an unusual family. Her mother is desperate to find someone to take care of her child and she doesn't have much time. Noel doesn't seem to be the most promising of fathers but despite everything, he could well be Frankie's best hope. As for Lisa, she is prepared to give up everything for the man she loves; surely he's going to love her back? And Moira is having none of it. She knows what's right, and has the power to change the course of Frankie's life . . . but Moira is hiding secrets of her own. Minding Frankie is a story about unconventional families, relationships which aren't quite what they seem, and the child at the heart of everyone's lives.
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379306
Cataloging source
DLC
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Binchy, Maeve
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Minding Frankie
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:bd788584-eb95-4db7-a250-5116704a6c83
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780307595164
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Minding Frankie
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:bd788584-eb95-4db7-a250-5116704a6c83
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307595164
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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