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  • 12 of 18 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect.
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2 current holds with 18 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Gibsons Public Library FIC RAMO (Text) 30886001065560 Adult Fiction Hardcover Volume hold Checked out 2020-05-01
100 Mile House Branch RAM (Text) 33923006114387 General Fiction Volume hold Available -
Beaver Valley Public Library F RAM (Text) 35144000206552 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Castlegar Public Library FIC RAM (Text) 35146002141067 Fiction Volume hold Available -
Creston Public Library FIC RAM (Text) 35140100050445 Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2020-04-04
Fernie Heritage Library FIC RAM (Text) 35136000585928 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2020-06-02
Fort St John Public Library AF RAM (Text) 35211000390007 ADULT Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2020-05-01
Grand Forks FIC RAM (Text) 35142002674272 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Kitimat Public Library Ram (Text) 32665002127191 Adult fiction Volume hold Available -
McBride Fic Ram (Text) 35191000319646 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385693219 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 326 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Doubleday Canada, 2019.

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"A riveting debut novel about four very different women whose lives intersect at a high-end facility where surrogate mothers for the uber wealthy live for the duration of their pregnancies. Welcome to Golden Oaks, the next big thing in the fertility economy. Backed by a multibillion-dollar conglomerate, "The Farm" is fitted with every amenity for the surrogates who have come to bring the babies of the very rich to term: doctors, nutritionists, fitness instructors and coordinators who monitor every detail of their day-to-day existence. In return, these "hosts" offer a nine-month lease on their bodies for the opportunity to earn "big money" that will change the trajectory of their often difficult lives--as long as they stay out of trouble and deliver healthy babies. Via the Farm's vibrant cast of characters, the novel details a spectrum of female experience in a world that is very nearly ours. Meet Jane, a young Filipina immigrant whose host fee will go toward supporting her infant daughter; idealistic college graduate Reagan, who will use hers to break from the expectations of her domineering father; Mae Yu, the HBS-educated director of Golden Oaks whose ambitions extend far beyond the facility; and Ate Evelyn, Jane's 67-year-old cousin, a shrewd, in-demand baby nurse for the rich with plans of her own. As the intersecting lives of these women play out against the backdrop of the rural Hudson Valley, the lavish homes of the One Percent, and the crowded dormitory in Queens where immigrant service workers rent beds by the half day, the novel calls into question a woman's agency over her body, and, ultimately, illuminates the tradeoffs women will make to fortify their futures, and the futures of those they love."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Motherhood > Fiction.
Financial security > Fiction.
Women > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.

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