Our Short HistoryeBook - 2017
Karen Neulander has always been fiercely protective of her son, Jacob, now six. When Jacob's father, Dave, found out Karen was pregnant and made it clear that fatherhood wasn't in his plans, Karen walked out of the relationship, never telling Dave her intention was to raise their child alone. But now Jake is asking to meet his dad, and with good reason: Karen is dying. When she finally calls her ex, she's shocked to find Dave ecstatic about the son he never knew he had. As she tries to play out her last days in the "right" way, Karen wrestles with the truth that the only thing she cannot bring herself to do for her son--let his father become a permanent part of his life--is the thing he needs from her the most.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 1 online resource
From Library Staff
The novel's narrator is a woman with stage-4 ovarian cancer. She is composing the book as a message to her young son. She shares stories from her life as well as an account of how she came to terms with her mortality.