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A good enough mother

Thomas, Bev, author.

New York, New York : Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, 2019.

ix, 338 pages ; 24 cm.

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"Ruth Hartland is the director of a trauma unit, a psychotherapist with years of experience, wise and respected by her peers. But professional skill is no guard against private grief. The mother of grown twins, she is haunted by the fact that her beautiful, difficult, fragile son Tom, a boy who never "fit in," disappeared a year and a half earlier. She cannot give up hope of finding him, but feels she is living a kind of half-life, waiting for him to return. Enter a new patient, Dan--unstable and traumatized--who looks exactly like her missing son. She is determined to help him, but soon, her own complicated feelings, about the dissolution of her marriage and her family, about how she has failed her own boy, cloud her professional judgement. Boundaries she would never have crossed with another patient are crossed. And before long, events spiral out of control."-- Provided by publisher.

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ISBN:

978-0-525-56125-5 (hardcover)

ISBN:

978-0-525-56125-5 (hardcover)

ISBN:

978-1-984877-74-1 (international edition)

ISBN:

978-1-984877-74-1 (international edition)

LC Call No:

PR6120.H639 G66 2019

Dewey Class No:

823/.92 23

Author:

Thomas, Bev, author.

Title:

A good enough mother / Bev Thomas.

Physical:

ix, 338 pages ; 24 cm.

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Originally published: London : Faber & Faber, 2019.

Summary:

"Ruth Hartland is the director of a trauma unit, a psychotherapist with years of experience, wise and respected by her peers. But professional skill is no guard against private grief. The mother of grown twins, she is haunted by the fact that her beautiful, difficult, fragile son Tom, a boy who never "fit in," disappeared a year and a half earlier. She cannot give up hope of finding him, but feels she is living a kind of half-life, waiting for him to return. Enter a new patient, Dan--unstable and traumatized--who looks exactly like her missing son. She is determined to help him, but soon, her own complicated feelings, about the dissolution of her marriage and her family, about how she has failed her own boy, cloud her professional judgement. Boundaries she would never have crossed with another patient are crossed. And before long, events spiral out of control."-- Provided by publisher.

Subject:

Missing children--Fiction

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Mothers--Fiction

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Physicians--Fiction

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Families--Fiction.

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