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The motherhood affidavits : a memoir, Laura Jean Baker

Label
The motherhood affidavits : a memoir
Title
The motherhood affidavits
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Laura Jean Baker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"With the birth of her first child, soon-to-be professor Laura Jean Baker finds herself electrified by oxytocin, the "love hormone"--the first effective antidote to her lifelong depression. Over the next eight years, her "oxy" cravings, and her family, only grow--to the dismay of her husband, Ryan, a freelance public defender. As her reckless baby-making threatens her family's middle-class existence, Baker identifies more and more with Ryan's legal clients, often drug-addled fellow citizens of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Is she any less desperate for her next fix? Baker is in an impossible bind: The same drive that sustains her endangers her family; the cure is also the disease. She explores this all-too-human paradox by threading her story through those of her local counterparts who've run afoul of the law--like Rob McNally, the lovable junkie who keeps resurfacing in Ryan's life. As Baker vividly reports on their alleged crimes--theft, kidnapping, opioid abuse, and even murder--she unerringly conjures tenderness for the accused, yet increasingly questions her own innocence. Baker's ruthless self-interrogation makes this her personal affidavit--her sworn statement, made for public record if not a court of law. With a wrenching ending that compels us to ask whether Baker has fallen from maternal grace, this is an extraordinary addition to the literature of motherhood."--Jacket flap
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baker, Laura Jean
Dewey number
  • 306.874/3092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ759
LC item number
.B2535 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baker, Laura Jean
  • Mothers
  • Motherhood
  • Wisconsin
Target audience
adult
Label
The motherhood affidavits : a memoir, Laura Jean Baker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Walmart heist -- Brown-sugar skies -- The bandwagon for animals -- Bedside manner -- Hell's lovers -- Stargazers -- On the lam -- Sawdust days -- Ultrasonic -- Boiling over -- Criminal procedure
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
276 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781615194391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 1881196
  • 877940
Label
The motherhood affidavits : a memoir, Laura Jean Baker
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Walmart heist -- Brown-sugar skies -- The bandwagon for animals -- Bedside manner -- Hell's lovers -- Stargazers -- On the lam -- Sawdust days -- Ultrasonic -- Boiling over -- Criminal procedure
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
276 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781615194391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 1881196
  • 877940

Library Locations

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