The myth of surrender : a novel
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322 pages ; 24 cm
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Published
New York : Pegasus Books, 2022.
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First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
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English
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DLW244790

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"What if the most important decision of your life was not yours to make? This vivid and powerful novel follows two women whose paths intersect at a maternity home in the "Baby Scoop Era." In 1960, free-spirited Doreen is a recent high-school grad and waitress in a Chicago diner. She doesn't know Margie, sixteen and bookish, who lives a sheltered suburban life, but they soon meet when unplanned pregnancies send them to the Holy Family Home for the Wayward in rural Illinois. Assigned as roommates because their due dates line up, Margie and Doreen navigate Holy Family’s culture of secrecy and shame and become fast friends as the weight of their coming decision -- to keep or surrender their babies -- becomes clear. Except, they soon realize, the decision has already been made for them. Holy Family, like many of the maternity homes where 1.5 million women "relinquished" their babies in what is now known as the Baby Scoop Era, is not interested in what the birth mothers want. In its zeal to make the babies "legitimate" in closed adoptions, Holy Family manipulates and bullies birth mothers, often coercing them to sign away their parental rights while still under the effects of anesthesia. What happens next, as their babies are born and they leave Holy Family behind, will force each woman to confront the depths and limits of motherhood and friendship, and fight to reclaim control over their own lives. Written by the acclaimed author of The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott and Undiscovered Country, The Myth of Surrender explores a hidden chapter of American history that still reverberates across the lives of millions of women and their children."--provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

McNees, K. O. (2022). The myth of surrender: a novel (First Pegasus books hardcover edition.). Pegasus Books.

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

McNees, Kelly O'Connor. 2022. The Myth of Surrender: A Novel. New York: Pegasus Books.

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

McNees, Kelly O'Connor. The Myth of Surrender: A Novel New York: Pegasus Books, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

McNees, Kelly O'Connor. The Myth of Surrender: A Novel First Pegasus books hardcover edition., Pegasus Books, 2022.

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