The children act : a novel
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New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2014.
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First American edition.
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9780385539708 (hardback) :, 0385539703 (hardback), 9781101872871 (pbk. : Anchor Books, 2015) :
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Published
New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2014.
Edition
First American edition.
Physical Desc
221 pages ; 22 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780385539708 (hardback) :, 0385539703 (hardback), 9781101872871 (pbk. : Anchor Books, 2015) :

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"Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London presiding over cases in family court. She is fiercely intelligent, well respected, and deeply immersed in the nuances of her particular field of law. Often the outcome of a case seems simple from the outside, the course of action to ensure a child's welfare obvious. But the law requires more rigor than mere pragmatism, and Fiona is expert in considering the sensitivities of culture and religion when handing down her verdicts. But Fiona's professional success belies domestic strife. Her husband, Jack, asks her to consider an open marriage and, after an argument, moves out of their house. His departure leaves her adrift, wondering whether it was not love she had lost so much as a modern form of respectability; whether it was not contempt and ostracism she really fears. She decides to throw herself into her work, especially a complex case involving a seventeen-year-old boy whose parents will not permit a lifesaving blood transfusion because it conflicts with their beliefs as Jehovah's Witnesses. But Jack doesn't leave her thoughts, and the pressure to resolve the case--as well as her crumbling marriage--tests Fiona in ways that will keep readers thoroughly enthralled until the last stunning page"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

McEwan, I. (2014). The children act: a novel (First American edition.). Nan A. Talese/Doubleday.

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

McEwan, Ian. 2014. The Children Act: A Novel. Nan A. Talese/Doubleday.

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

McEwan, Ian. The Children Act: A Novel Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2014.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

McEwan, Ian. The Children Act: A Novel First American edition., Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2014.

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