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Like family: A Novel

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"When a young married couple hire a middle-aged widow during the wife, Nora's, difficult pregnancy, they don't realize the dominating force she will become in their small family. Signora A--maid, nanny, and confidante--becomes the glue in their household, and over time, the steady and loving presence whose benign influence allows them to negotiate the complexities of married life. But the delicate fabric of the young family comes undone when Signora A is diagnosed with lung cancer. After she becomes too sick to work, both husband and wife feel the strain of her absence. Moving seamlessly between the past and present, Giordano weaves together the layers of Signora A's devotion and sacrifice--from her early experiences of love during a tragically short marriage, to her adoration of her new surrogate family. Highlighting the joy of youth and the fleeting nature of time with remarkable precision and lyricism, Paolo Giordano gives us a meditation on life, death, and the relationships we build in between. Like Family is not a simple love story; it's a story about love in its many forms, and how a capacity for love can give meaning to any existence, no matter how ordinary"--
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subject_facetDomestic fiction
Families -- Fiction
Household employees -- Fiction
Large type books
Love stories
Lungs -- Cancer -- Fiction
Married people -- Fiction
Widows -- Fiction
Women household employees -- Fiction
title_displayLike family
title_fullLike Family A Novel
Like family / Paolo Giordano
Like family / Paolo Giordano ; English translation by Anne Milano Appel
Like family [electronic resource] / Paolo Giordano
Like family [text (large print)] / by Paolo Giordano ; English translation by Anne Milano Appel
title_shortLike family
title_subA Novel
topic_facetCancer
Families
Fiction
Household employees
Literature
Lungs
Married people
Widows
Women household employees