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Available copies

  • 0 of 2 copies available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
  • 0 of 4 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.

Current holds

16 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library f (Text) 33062009336133 New Adult Fiction Checked Out 10/05/2020
Bethlehem Main Library f (Text) 33062009340648 New Adult Fiction Checked Out 10/16/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525658184
  • ISBN: 0525658181
  • Physical Description: 261 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book."
Summary, etc.:
"A novel about faith, science, religion, and family that tells the deeply moving portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression and addiction and grief, narrated by a fifth year candidate in neuroscience at Stanford school of medicine studying the neural circuits of reward seeking behavior in mice"--Provided by publisher.
Gifty is a fifth year candidate in neuroscience at Stanford School of Medicine studying reward seeking behavior in mice and the neural circuits of depression and addiction. Her brother, Nana, was a gifted high school athlete who died of a heroin overdose after a knee injury left him hooked on OxyContin. Her suicidal mother is living in her bed. Gifty is determined to discover the scientific basis for the suffering she sees all around her. Even as she turns to the hard sciences to unlock the mystery of her family's loss, she finds herself hungering for her childhood faith, and grappling with the evangelical church in which she was raised.-- adapted from jacket
Subject: Women medical students > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Immigrants > Fiction.
Ghanaian Americans > Fiction.
Faith > Fiction.
Doctoral students > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Psychiatry > Research > Fiction.
Depressed persons > Fiction.
Brothers > Death > Fiction.
California > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.

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