Custody

Custody

A Novel

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
As soon as she is named one of the youngest family court judges in Massachusetts, Kelly McCleod is saddled with a make-or-break case that could change her life.

McMillan Palgrave
When Kelly MacLeod becomes a Massachusetts Family Court judge, she is determined to do what is right. But what is right when one's deepest personal emotions clash with the law?

Anne Madison, a respected state reformer with political aspirations, wants custody of her 12-year-old adopted daughter Tessa, as does Randall Madison, a prominent physician. Tessa, caught between warring parents, on the brink of her own sexuality, wonders who her birth mother is, and tries to please those she loves at a cost that just might be too high.

How does one balance public service with private desires? What does it mean, legally and emotionally, to be a family? How does one move past anger and sorrow toward compassion and wisdom? How do adults learn to temper their own wills with the best needs of the child?

In order to must answer these questions, Kelly MacLeod must judge her new and mysterious lover, her own past, and the complications of many kinds of love.


Holtzbrinck
When Kelly MacLeod becomes a Massachusetts Family Court judge, she is determined to do what is right. But what is right when one's deepest personal emotions clash with the law?

Anne Madison, a respected state reformer with political aspirations, wants custody of her 12-year-old adopted daughter Tessa, as does Randall Madison, a prominent physician. Tessa, caught between warring parents, on the brink of her own sexuality, wonders who her birth mother is, and tries to please those she loves at a cost that just might be too high.

How does one balance public service with private desires? What does it mean, legally and emotionally, to be a family? How does one move past anger and sorrow toward compassion and wisdom? How do adults learn to temper their own wills with the best needs of the child?

In order to must answer these questions, Kelly MacLeod must judge her new and mysterious lover, her own past, and the complications of many kinds of love.


Baker
& Taylor

As soon as she is named one of the youngest family court judges in Massechusetts, Kelly McCleod is saddled with a make-or-break case that could change her life forever. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312277345
0312277342
Branch Call Number: FICTION THAYER
Characteristics: viii, 309 p. ; 25 cm

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