Such A Fun Age

Such A Fun Age

A Novel

Large Print - 2019
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Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store's security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humilated. Alix resolves to make things right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix's desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix's past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other.
Publisher: [New York] :, Random House Large Print,, [2019]
ISBN: 9780593152379
0593152379
Characteristics: 389 pages ; 24 cm
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Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their l... Read More »

It starts with a racist incident with a young black nanny working for a white family, but it's about so much more than that. This book deftly explores racism, microagressions, as well as the power and race dynamics of childcare wrapped up in a compelling story.

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SMCLAdultPicks Mar 27, 2020

A page-turning novel that explores race, social class, and where good intentions and mixed motives get muddled.


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mogie
Aug 11, 2020

I don't know how I feel about this read... . I found that there were too many 'victim' characters in this book. All of the characters annoyed me at some point aside from Zara. I really liked the ending it wrapped everything up nicely. It was a nice quick read for me. Which indicates that I enjoyed the writing. Nothing much happens in the first half of the book. I hadn't read a summary of it so was left wondering what was going to happen and when. I would recommend it as a vacation read.

JCLHeatherM Aug 02, 2020

Smart, provocative, and filled with humor, author Kiley Reid delves into current topics about race, privilege, and adult-ing in a modern world.

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tessambb
Aug 01, 2020

A satisfying read and a page-turner. This book touches on class politics, racism, and identity in a light narrative with some surprise twists. I was particularly touched by the relationship between main character Emira and the toddler that she babysits, Briar.

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Paula_m_a
Jul 27, 2020

When the black babysitter is accused of stealing the little white girl in her care, a chain of events is set off that changes the lives of all those involved.

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eringwong
Jul 21, 2020

Loved the relationships in this book, particularly Emira and her ward Briar.

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tonyaschmidt
Jul 20, 2020

Nothing too deep but still an entertaining book. I thought the way the author ended it was clever and unexpected.

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KatG1983
Jul 07, 2020

Pretty classic 'mom book club' book, keeps you interested and moving forward. The plot moves at a nice clipped pace, and is a quick read. Presume Reese Witherspooon will eventually turn this into a limited series and play yet another perfectionist uptight mom :)

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marylferg
May 27, 2020

I found this book to be fascinating. I couldn't put it down.

STPL_Kerry Apr 01, 2020

This was a fun, easy read, but for me had a very unsatisfying ending (I want more closure!!). I understand why it is part of Reese's book club: I can absolutely see her making a TV series out of this (she is probably already planning on playing Alix!!) It has the ingredients for an entertaining show (and an enjoyable read). It's not too deep or serious, which sometimes is just what you need.

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LeistraCJ
Mar 26, 2020

I found this book quite boring. The storyline was just plain boring. I guess it's supposed to be making some big statement about racism, but I just didn't feel it.

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ArapahoeMaryA Apr 25, 2020

One day, when Emira would say good-bye to Briar, she'd also leave the joy of having somewhere to be, the satisfaction of understanding the rules, the comfort of knowing what's coming next, and the privilege of finding a home within yourself.

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