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The Mother

(2016)
A novel by

 
The author of the critically acclaimed A Cupboard Full of Coats makes her hardcover debut with a provocative and timely novel about an emotionally devastated mother's struggle to understand her teenage son's death, and her search for meaning and hope in the wake of incomprehensible loss.

The unimaginable has happened to Marcia Williams. Her bright and beautiful sixteen-year-old son, Ryan, has been brutally murdered. Consumed by grief and rage, she must bridle her dark feelings and endure something no mother should ever have to experience: she must go to court for the trial of the killer - another teenage boy - accused of taking her son's life.

How could her son be dead? Ryan should have been safe - he wasn't the kind of boy to find himself on the wrong end of a knife carried by a dangerous young man like Tyson Manley. But as the trial proceeds, Marcia finds her beliefs and assumptions challenged as she learns more about Ryan's death and Tyson's life, including his dysfunctional family. She also discovers troubling truths about her own. As the strain of Ryan's death tests their marriage, Lloydie, her husband, pulls farther away, hiding behind a wall of secrets that masks his grief, while Marcia draws closer to her sister, who is becoming her prime confidant.

One person seems to hold the answers - and the hope - Marcia needs: Tyson's scared young girlfriend, Sweetie. But as this anguished mother has learned, nothing in life is certain. Not anymore.

A beautiful, engrossing novel that illuminates some of the most important and troubling issues of our time, The Motheris a moving portrait of love, tragedy, and survival - and the aftershocks from a momentary act of cruel violence that transforms the lives of everyone it touches.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: The Mother (Thorndike Press Large Print African American Series)
Author(s): Yvvette Edwards
ISBN: 1-4104-9301-6 / 978-1-4104-9301-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

May 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: The Mother: A Novel
Author(s): Yvvette Edwards
ISBN: 0-06-244077-2 / 978-0-06-244077-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amistad
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2016 : UK Hardback
Title: The Mother
Author(s): Yvvette Edwards
ISBN: 1-4472-9445-9 / 978-1-4472-9445-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mantle
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2017 : USA Paperback
Title: The Mother: A Novel
Author(s): Yvvette Edwards
ISBN: 0-06-244081-0 / 978-0-06-244081-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amistad
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2017 : UK Paperback
Title: The Mother
Author(s): Yvvette Edwards
ISBN: 1-4472-9454-8 / 978-1-4472-9454-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: The Mother
Author(s): Yvvette Edwards
ISBN: 1-4472-9453-X / 978-1-4472-9453-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mantle
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

May 2017 : Audio CD
Title: The Mother
Author(s): Yvvette Edwards
ISBN: 1-5226-3213-1 / 978-1-5226-3213-9
Publisher: Brilliance Corp
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

May 2017 : Audio CD
Title: The Mother
Author(s): Yvvette Edwards
ISBN: 1-5226-3214-X / 978-1-5226-3214-6
Publisher: Brilliance Corp
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

May 2016 : Audio CD
Title: The Mother
Author(s): Yvvette Edwards
ISBN: 1-5226-3210-7 / 978-1-5226-3210-8
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2016 : Audio CD
Title: The Mother
Author(s): Yvvette Edwards
ISBN: 1-5226-3211-5 / 978-1-5226-3211-5
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: The Mother
Author(s): Yvvette Edwards
ISBN: 1-5226-3212-3 / 978-1-5226-3212-2
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

May 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Mother: A Novel
Author(s): Yvvette Edwards
Publisher: Amistad
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

April 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Mother
Author(s): Yvvette Edwards
Publisher: Mantle
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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