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Author Jerkins, Morgan.

Title Caul baby : a novel / Morgan Jenkins.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Fiction  F JERKINS    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Fiction-NEW  F JERKINS    DUE 09-28-21
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Description 342 pages ; 24 cm
Summary Laila desperately wants to become a mother, but each of her previous pregnancies has ended in heartbreak. This time has to be different, so she turns to the Melancons, an old and powerful Harlem family known for their caul, a precious layer of skin that is the secret source of their healing power. When a deal for Laila to acquire a piece of caul falls through, she is heartbroken, but when the child is stillborn, she is overcome with grief and rage. What she doesn't know is that a baby will soon be delivered in her family--by her niece, Amara, an ambitious college student--and delivered to the Melancons to raise as one of their own. Hallow is special: she's born with a caul, and their matriarch, Maman, predicts the girl will restore the family's prosperity. Growing up, Hallow feels that something in her life is not right. When mother and daughter cross paths, Hallow will be forced to decide where she truly belongs.
Subject Pregnancy -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Genre Magic realist fiction.
ISBN 9780062873088
0062873083
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