Improvement : a novel / Joan Silber.
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- 1 of 1 copy available at Mark Twain Library Association - Redding.
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- ISBN: 9781619029606
- ISBN: 161902960X
- Physical Description: 227 pages ; 22 cm
- Publisher: Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 
"A...novel about a young single mother living in Harlem, her eccentric aunt, and the decisions they make that have unexpected implications for the world around them. Reyna knows her relationship with Boyd isn't perfect, yet she sees him through a three-month stint at Riker's Island, their bond growing tighter. Kiki, now settled in the East Village after a youth that took her to Turkey and other far-off places--and loves--around the world, admires her niece's spirit but worries that motherhood to four-year-old Oliver might complicate a difficult situation. Little does she know that Boyd is pulling Reyna into a smuggling scheme, across state lines, violating his probation. When Reyna takes a step back, her small act of resistance sets into motion a tapestry of events that affect the lives of loved ones and strangers around them"-- Provided by publisher.
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Improvement : A Novel
Joan Silber is the author of nine books of fiction. Her book Improvement was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award and was listed as one of the year's best books by The Washington Post , The Wall Street Journal , Newsday , The Seattle Times , and Kirkus Reviews . She lives in New York and teaches in the Warren Wilson MFA Program. Find out more at joansilber.net.