A mother's promise / K.D. Alden

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Material Type
Book
Author
Alden, K. D.,
Publication Info.
New York : Forever, 2021.

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Edition
First edition.
Description
373 pages ; 21 cm
Summary
"Virginia, 1924. Ruth Ann Riley is 17 years old when she gives birth to a baby girl. Unwed and under-educated, she's deemed "feeble-minded" -- just like her own mother -- and sent to live in a state-run institution where the doctors decide she must be sterilized "for the greater good." But Ruth Ann won't give up her baby Annabel or the hope of future children without a fight, even though her hardscrabble life and sixth-grade education have in no way prepared her to take on the Supreme Court of the United States. As Ruth Ann comes of age in a daunting world and struggles with secrets and scandals in her past, she finds unexpected allies, friendship and the possibility of love in the most unlikely of places"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
Involuntary sterilization -- Fiction.
Single mothers -- Fiction.
Virginia -- Fiction.
Involuntary sterilization.
Single mothers.
Virginia.
Genre/Form
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Legal fiction (Literature)
ISBN
9781538718179 (trade paperback)
1538718170 (trade paperback)
9781538718186 (ebook)