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Minor dramas & other catastrophes, Kathleen West

Label
Minor dramas & other catastrophes
Title
Minor dramas & other catastrophes
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen West
Title variation
Minor dramas and other catastrophes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Class Mom meets Small Admissions in this wryly observed debut about the privileged bubble that is Liston Heights High--the micro-managing parents, the overworked teachers, and the students caught in the middle--and the fallout for each of them when that bubble finally bursts. Isobel Johnson can't stand helicopter parents like Julia Abbott, a stage mom whose world revolves around interfering in her children's lives. Julia resents teachers like Isobel, who effortlessly bond with students, including Julia's own teenagers, who've been pulling away from her more each year. Isobel has spent her career in Liston Heights side-stepping the community's high-powered families. But when she receives a threatening voicemail accusing her of Anti-Americanism and a "blatant liberal agenda," she realizes she's squarely in the fray. Rather than cowering, Isobel doubles down on her social-justice ideals, teaching queer theory in AP American Lit. Meanwhile, Julia, obsessed with the casting of the winter musical, inadvertently shoves the female lead after sneaking onto the school campus. The damning video goes viral and has far-reaching consequences for Julia and her entire family. With nothing to unite them beyond the sting of humiliation from public meltdowns, Isobel and Julia will find common ground where they least expect it, confronting a secret Facebook gossip site and a pack of rabid parents in a suburb where appearance is everything"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
West, Kathleen
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.E8448
LC item number
M56 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • High school teachers
  • Parent-teacher relationships
  • High schools
Label
Minor dramas & other catastrophes, Kathleen West
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1137322980
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
377 pages
Isbn
9780593098400
Lccn
2019024647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1137322980
Label
Minor dramas & other catastrophes, Kathleen West
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1137322980
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
377 pages
Isbn
9780593098400
Lccn
2019024647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1137322980

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