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The Golden State / by Lydia Kiesling.

Kiesling, Lydia, 1984- author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Climax Public Library LARGE PRINT KIE (Text) 33500012999108 New Available -
Crookston Public Library LARGE PRINT KIE (Text) 33500012999090 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432860059
  • ISBN: 1432860054
  • Physical Description: 429 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Daphne, a young mother on the edge of a breakdown, flees her sensible but strained life in San Francisco for the high desert of Altavista with her toddler, Honey. Bucking under the weight of being a single parent--her Turkish husband is unable to return to the United States because of a "processing error"--Daphne takes refuge in a mobile home left to her by her grandparents in hopes that the quiet will bring clarity.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 August #1
    Daphne has never felt more alone. Her husband is stuck in Turkey due to a "processing error" on his green card application, so the full weight of caring for their infant daughter, Honey, rests on Daphne's shoulders. The hustle and bustle of San Francisco starts feeling oppressive, so Daphne escapes with Honey to Altavista. She hopes that the peace and quiet of the small town, where her grandparents have left her a mobile home, will let her concentrate on being the best possible mother. But after meeting two other inhabitants of Altavista, she realizes that her plan isn't as simple as she thought. When personalities clash, a chain of events escalates to an unsettling finale. Kiesling's first novel encapsulates the intense and often conflicting feelings of early parenthood: frustration, tenderness, isolation. By playing with punctuation and sentence structure, Kiesling immerses the reader in the fragile headspace of the anxious new mother. With a style reminiscent of Claire Vaye Watkins and Sarah Stonich, The Golden State sparks the lovely, lonely feelings inside us all.  Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Mothers and daughters > California > San Francisco Bay Area > Fiction.
Desertion and non-support > Fiction.
Moving, Household > California, Northern > Fiction.
California, Northern > Rural conditions > Fiction.
Large type books.
Desertion and non-support.
Large type books.
Mothers and daughters.
Moving, Household.
Rural conditions.
California, Northern.
California > San Francisco Bay Area.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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