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Mika in real life : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

Mika in real life : a novel / Emiko Jean.

Jean, Emiko, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780063215689
  • ISBN: 0063215683
  • Physical Description: 370 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2022]

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Summary, etc.:
Getting to know Penny, the daughter she placed for adoption sixteen years ago, thirty -five-year-old Mika Suzuki finds unexpected love with Penny's widowed father and finally has a chance to have the life and family she's always wanted until her deceptions catch up with her.
At thirty-five, Mika Suzuki's life is a mess. Her last relationship ended in flames. Her roommate-slash-best friend might be a hoarder. She's a perpetual disappointment to her traditional Japanese parents. And, most recently, she's been fired from her latest dead-end job. Mika is at her lowest point when she receives a phone call from Penny--the daughter she placed for adoption sixteen years ago. Penny is determined to forge a relationship with her birth mother, and in turn, Mika longs to be someone Penny is proud of. Faced with her own inadequacies, Mika embellishes a fact about her life. What starts as a tiny white lie slowly snowballs into a fully-fledged fake life, one where Mika is mature, put-together, successful in love and her career. The details of Mika's life might be an illusion, but everything she shares with curious, headstrong Penny is real: her hopes, dreams, flaws, and Japanese heritage. The harder-won heart belongs to Thomas Calvin, Penny's adoptive widower father. What starts as a rocky, contentious relationship slowly blossoms into a friendship and, over time, something more. But can Mika really have it all--love, her daughter, the life she's always wanted? Or will Mika's deceptions ultimately catch up to her? In the end, Mika must face the truth--about herself, her family, and her past--and answer the question, just who is Mika in real life?
Subject: Widowers > Fiction.
Adoptees > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Motherhood > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Deception > Fiction.
Japanese Americans > Fiction.
Genre: Romance fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Humorous fiction.

Available copies

  • 13 of 16 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Livingston County. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Livingston County Library - Main Library.

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  • 0 current holds with 16 total copies.
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