Such A Fun Age

Such A Fun Age

A Novel

Large Print - 2019
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Alix Chamberlain is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night. Seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, a security guard accuses her of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make it right. When the video 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, New York :, Random House Large Print,, [2019]
Edition: First large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780593152379
Characteristics: 389 pages (large print) ;,24 cm.


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Sep 20, 2020

Blk babysitter for white child.

Sep 18, 2020

Did NOT love this book....thumbs down!

ArapahoeJulieH Sep 05, 2020

A young African-American woman and her white (well meaning... or maybe not!) employer who is a rising influencer. Although humorous, this is a thoughtful examination of race, class politics and white privilege. A timely social commentary and good writing!

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.

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.

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.

Jul 21, 2020

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

Jul 20, 2020

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

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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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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