Many libraries are now open for Express Visits! Know before you go. We still offer contactless pickup and return with Books on the Go!

Not getting our emails? Read our FAQ about this issue.

We need to talk about Kevin: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(6)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(2)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Language:
English
More Details
ISBN:
9780061124297
9781582438870
9780062119049
Also in This Series
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID72bd6916-a9dd-69fd-c73d-a792cb1541f4
Grouping Titlewe need to talk about kevin
Grouping Authorlionel shriver
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-05-16 07:35:47AM
Last Indexed2021-05-16 07:51:09AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9781582432670

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorLionel Shriver
author_displayShriver, Lionel
available_at_catalogEva H. Perry Regional
Fuquay-Varina Community
Holly Springs Community
Leesville Community
Middle Creek Community
Northeast Regional
Southeast Regional
Village Regional
collection_catalogAdult Fiction
detailed_location_catalogEva H. Perry Regional - Adult Fiction
Fuquay-Varina Community - Adult Fiction
Holly Springs Community - Adult Fiction
Leesville Community - Adult Fiction
Middlecreek Community - Adult Fiction
Morrisville Community Library - Adult Fiction
North Regional - Adult Fiction
Northeast Regional - Adult Fiction
Southeast Regional - Adult Fiction
Village Regional Library - Adult Fiction
WCPL - Adult Fiction
Wake Forest Community - Adult Fiction
display_description

The inspiration for the film starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly, this resonant story of a mother's unsettling quest to understand her teenage son's deadly violence, her own ambivalence toward motherhood, and the explosive link between them remains terrifyingly prescient.

Eva never really wanted to be a mother. And certainly not the mother of a boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much-adored teacher in a school shooting two days before his sixteenth birthday.

Neither nature nor nurture exclusively shapes a child's character. But Eva was always uneasy with the sacrifices and social demotion of motherhood. Did her internalized dislike for her own son shape him into the killer he's become? How much is her fault?

Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with Kevin's horrific rampage, all in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her estranged husband, Franklin.

A piercing, unforgettable, and penetrating exploration of violence and responsibility, a book that the Boston Globe describes as "impossible to put down," is a stunning examination of how tragedy affects a town, a marriage, and a family.

format_catalogBook
eBook
format_category_catalogBooks
eBook
id72bd6916-a9dd-69fd-c73d-a792cb1541f4
isbn9780061124297
9780062119049
9781582438870
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:348cd7a3-028f-4562-856d-aba5eb1a3962-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook6falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
ils:4947976017755Wake Forest Community - Adult FictionSHRIVER1falsefalseChecked outWAK
ils:4947976017759Southeast Regional - Adult FictionSHRIVER1falsefalseOn ShelfSER
ils:4947976017751Southeast Regional - Adult FictionSHRIVER1falsefalseOn ShelfSER
ils:4947976017750Holly Springs Community - Adult FictionSHRIVER1falsefalseOn ShelfHSP
ils:4947976017757Village Regional Library - Adult FictionSHRIVER1falsefalseChecked outVIL
ils:4947976017764Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult FictionSHRIVER1falsefalseOn ShelfEVA
ils:4947977114121Wake Forest Community - Adult FictionSHRIVER1falsefalseChecked outWAK
ils:4947976017756Northeast Regional - Adult FictionSHRIVER1falsefalseOn ShelfNER
ils:4947977294598Morrisville Community Library - Adult FictionSHRIVER1falsefalseChecked outMOR
ils:4947976017754Village Regional Library - Adult FictionSHRIVER1falsefalseOn ShelfVIL
ils:4947976017760North Regional - Adult FictionSHRIVER1falsefalseChecked outNOR
ils:4947976017753Fuquay-Varina Community - Adult FictionSHRIVER1falsefalseOn ShelfFUQ
ils:4947976017749Middlecreek Community - Adult FictionSHRIVER1falsefalseOn ShelfMID
ils:4947976017762WCPL - Adult FictionSHRIVER1falsefalseChecked outWCPL
ils:4947976017758Leesville Community - Adult FictionSHRIVER1falsefalseOn ShelfLEE
ils:4947976017763Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult FictionSHRIVER1falsefalseOn ShelfEVA
last_indexed2021-05-16T11:51:09.434Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_catalogSHRIVER
owning_library_catalogWake County Public Libraries
owning_location_catalogEva H. Perry Regional
Fuquay-Varina Community
Holly Springs Community
Leesville Community
Middle Creek Community
Morrisville Community
North Regional
Northeast Regional
Southeast Regional
Village Regional
Wake Forest Community
primary_isbn9780061124297
publishDate2006
2011
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
overdrive:348cd7a3-028f-4562-856d-aba5eb1a3962eBookeBookEnglishCatapult2011
ils:494797BookBooksFirst Harper Perennial edition.EnglishHarper Perennial, 2006.400, 16 pages ; 21 cm
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:348cd7a3-028f-4562-856d-aba5eb1a3962-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:4947976017755Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4947976017759On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4947976017751On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4947976017750On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4947976017757Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4947976017764On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4947977114121Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4947976017756On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4947977294598Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4947976017754On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4947976017760Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4947976017753On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4947976017749On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4947976017762Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4947976017758On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4947976017763On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
subject_facetEpistolary fiction
High schools -- Fiction
Massacres -- Fiction
New York (State) -- Fiction
School shootings -- Fiction
Teenage boys -- Fiction
title_displayWe need to talk about Kevin : a novel
title_fullWe Need to Talk About Kevin
We need to talk about Kevin : a novel / Lionel Shriver
title_shortWe need to talk about Kevin
title_suba novel
topic_facetFiction
High schools
Literature
Massacres
School shootings
Teenage boys