Rumaan Alam

1 Rich and Pretty

Author : Rumaan Alam
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Family 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2016-06-07
Description :  This irresistible debut, set in contemporary New York, provides a sharp, insightful look into how the relationship between two best friends changes when they are no longer coming of age but learning how to live adult lives.<br /><br />As close as sisters for twenty years, Sarah and Lauren have been together through high school and college, first jobs and first loves, the uncertainties of their twenties and the realities of their thirties.<br /><br />Sarah, the only child of a prominent intellectual and a socialite, works at a charity and is methodically planning her wedding. Lauren—beautiful, independent, and unpredictable—is single and working in publishing, deflecting her parents’ worries and questions about her life and future by trying not to think about it herself. Each woman envies—and is horrified by—particular aspects of the other’s life, topics of conversation they avoid with masterful linguistic pirouettes.<br /><br />Once, Sarah and Lauren were inseparable; for a long a time now, they’ve been apart. Can two women who rarely see one other, selectively share secrets, and lead different lives still call themselves best friends? Is it their abiding connection—or just force of habit—that keeps them together?<br /><br />With impeccable style, biting humor, and a keen sense of detail, Rumaan Alam deftly explores how the attachments we form in childhood shift as we adapt to our adult lives—and how the bonds of friendship endure, even when our paths diverge.

2 That Kind of Mother

Author : Rumaan Alam
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Family 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2018-05-08
Description :  NAMED A&#xa0;MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2018 BY&#xa0;Buzzfeed&#xa0;• The Boston Globe •&#xa0; The Millions • InStyle •&#xa0;Southern Living •&#xa0;Vogue • Popsugar<br /><br />“With his unerring eye for nuance and unsparing sense of irony, Rumaan Alam’s second novel is both heartfelt and thought-provoking.”<br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;—&#xa0;Celeste Ng, author of&#xa0;Little Fires Everywhere<br /><br />From the celebrated author of&#xa0;Rich and Pretty, a novel about the families we fight to build and those we fight to keep<br /><br />Like many first-time mothers, Rebecca Stone finds herself both deeply in love with her newborn son and deeply overwhelmed.&#xa0;Struggling to juggle&#xa0;the demands of motherhood with her own aspirations and feeling utterly alone in the process, she reaches out to the only person at the hospital who offers her any real help—Priscilla Johnson—and begs her to come home with them as her son’s nanny.<br /><br />Priscilla’s presence quickly does as much to shake up Rebecca’s perception of the world as it does to stabilize her life. Rebecca is white, and Priscilla is black, and through their relationship, Rebecca finds herself confronting, for the first time, the blind spots of her own privilege. She feels profoundly connected to the woman who essentially taught her what it means to be a mother. When Priscilla dies unexpectedly in childbirth, Rebecca steps forward to adopt the baby. But she is unprepared for what it means to be a white mother with a black son. As she soon learns, navigating motherhood for her is a matter of learning how to raise two children whom she loves with equal ferocity, but whom the world is determined to treat differently.<br /><br />Written with the warmth and psychological acuity that defined his debut, Rumaan Alam has crafted a remarkable novel about the lives we choose, and the lives that are chosen for us.

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