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The children act : a novel
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New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2014].
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First United States edition.
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221 pages ; 22 cm.
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Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Fiction
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Now a Major Motion Picture starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, and Fionn Whitehead. One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post , NPR, Vogue , BookRiot Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge who presides over cases in the family division. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude, and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret of her childlessness, and now her marriage of thirty years is in crisis. At the same time, she is called on to try an urgent case: Adam, a beautiful seventeen-year-old boy, is refusing for religious reasons the medical treatment that could save his life, and his devout parents echo his wishes. Time is running out. Should the secular court overrule sincerely expressed faith? In the course of reaching a decision, Fiona visits Adam in the hospital--an encounter that stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. Her judgment has momentous consequences for them both.
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ISBN:
9781101872871 (trade pbk.), 9780385539708, 0385539703

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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 (style guide)

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

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

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

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

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

MLA Citation (style guide)

McEwan, Ian. The Children Act: A Novel. First United States edition. New York: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2014. Print.

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