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My Real Children

by Jo Walton

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list price: $25.99
edition:Paperback
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category: Fiction
published: May 2015
ISBN:9780765332684
publisher: Tor/Forge
imprint: Tor Books
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It's 2015, and Patricia Cowan is very old. "Confused today," read the notes clipped to the end of her bed. She forgets things she should know-what year it is, major events in the lives of her children. But she remembers things that don't seem possible. She remembers marrying Mark and having four children. And she remembers not marrying Mark and raising three children with Bee instead. She remembers the bomb that killed President Kennedy in 1963, and she remembers Kennedy in 1964, declining torun again after the nuclear exchange that took out Miami and Kiev.
Her childhood, her years at Oxford during the Second World War-those were solid things. But after that, did she marry Mark or not? Did her friends all call her Trish, or Pat? Had she been a housewife who escaped a terrible marriage after her children were grown, or a successful travel writer with homes in Britain and Italy? And the moon outside her window: does it host a benign research station, or a command post bristling with nuclear missiles?
Two lives, two worlds, two versions of modern history; each with their loves and losses, their sorrows and triumphs. Jo Walton'sMy Real Children is the tale of both of Patricia Cowan's lives...and of how every life means the entire world.

Contributor Notes

JO WALTON won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2002, and the World Fantasy Award for her novelTooth and Claw in 2004. Her several other novels include the acclaimed Small Change alternate-history trilogy, comprisingFarthing, Ha'penny,andHalf a Crown.Her novelAmong Others won the Hugo and Nebula Awards in 2012. She is a columnist on Tor.com. A native of Wales, she lives in Montreal.

Awards
  • , World Fantasy Award - Finalist
  • Commended, ALA Stonewall Book Award - Honor Book
  • Winner, James Tiptree, Jr. Award Winner
Editorial Review

"Two period dramas for the price of one, told through the science fictional conceit of alternate realities…All of this is rendered with Walton's usual power and beauty."—The New York Times Book Review
"My Real Children is a quiet triumph."—Publishers Weekly
"Walton is a straightforward, unsparing writer, and she strikes a poignant balance between the ideas of agency and fate. Science fiction elements add an eerie complexity to these deeply felt portraits."—Kirkus Reviews

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