Family lore
(Playaway)

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Solon, Ohio : Playaway Products, LLC, [2023].
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Published
Solon, Ohio : Playaway Products, LLC, [2023].
Format
Playaway
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1 audio media player : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Language
English
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9798822674059

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Title supplied by publisher.
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Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
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One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
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Previously released by HarperCollins.
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Read by Elizabeth Acevedo.
Description
From the bestselling, National Book Award--winning author Elizabeth Acevedo comes her first novel for adults, the story of one Dominican-American family told through the voices of its women as they await a gathering that will forever change their lives. Flor has a gift: she can predict, to the day, when someone will die. So when she decides she wants a living wake--a party to bring her family and community together to celebrate the long life shes led--her sisters are surprised. Has Flor foreseen her own death, or someone elses? Does she have other motives? She refuses to tell her sisters, Matilde, Pastora, and Camila. But Flor isnt the only person with secrets. Matilde has tried for decades to cover the extent of her husbands infidelity, but she must now confront the true state of her marriage. Pastora is typically the most reserved sister, but Flors wake motivates this driven woman to solve her siblings problems. Camila is the youngest sibling, and often the forgotten one, but shes decided she no longer wants to be taken for granted. And the next generation, cousins Ona and Yadi, face tumult of their own: Yadi is reuniting with her first love, who was imprisoned when they were both still kids; Ona is married for years and attempting to conceive. Ona must decide whether its worth it to keep trying--to have a child, and the anthropology research thats begun to feel lackluster. Spanning the three days prior to the wake, Family Lore traces the lives of each of the Marte women, weaving together past and present, Santo Domingo and New York City. Told with Elizabeth Acevedos inimitable and incandescent voice, this is an indelible portrait of sisters and cousins, aunts and nieces--one familys journey through their history, helping them better navigate all that is to come.
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Adult.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Acevedo, E. (2023). Family lore . Playaway Products, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Acevedo, Elizabeth. 2023. Family Lore. Playaway Products, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Acevedo, Elizabeth. Family Lore Playaway Products, LLC, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Acevedo, Elizabeth. Family Lore Playaway Products, LLC, 2023.

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