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LocationBradford PL
TitleSam : a novel / Allegra Goodman.
AuthorGoodman, Allegra, author.
CollectionAdult Fiction


Call NoBarcodeCirc StatusLocation
FIC GOO50362005700180AvailableBradford PL

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 0593447816 (hardback ; acid-free paper)
International Standard Book Number 9780593447819 (hardback ; acid-free paper)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 813/.54 23/eng/20211018
Personal Name Goodman, Allegra, author.
Title Statement Sam : a novel / Allegra Goodman.
Edition Statement First edition.
Imprint ?20
Imprint New York : The Dial Press, [2023]
Physical Description 316 pages ; 22
Content Type text txt rdaconte
Media Type unmediated n rdamed
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarri
Summary, Etc. "There is a girl, and her name is Sam. She adores her father, though he isn't around much. Her mother, Courtney, struggles to make ends meet, and never fails to remind her daughter that her life should be different. Sam doesn't fit in at school, where the other girls have the right shade of blue jeans and don't question the rules. Sam doesn't care about jeans or rules. She just loves to climb--trees, fences, walls, the side of a building. When she's climbing, she discovers a place she belongs: she can turn off her brain, pain has a purpose, and it's okay if you want to win. As Sam grows into her teens, she grapples with self-doubt and insecurity for the first time. She yearns for her climbing coach to notice her, but his attention crosses boundaries she doesn't know how to resist. She wishes her father would leave for good, instead of always coming and going, but once he's gone, she realizes how much she's lost. She rages against her mother's constant pressure to plan for a more secure future, but also sees how hard she works and how much she sacrifices. Wrestling with who she wants to be in the face of what she's expected to do, Sam comes to understand that she alone can make her dreams come true"-- Provided by publishe
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Dysfunctional families Fictio
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Girls Fictio
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Self-confidence Fictio
Index Term-Genre/Form Bildungsromans.
Index Term-Genre/Form Novels.

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