The Farm: A Novel

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For Jane, an immigrant to America from the Philippines, life has suddenly become desperate. She has a new baby, her husband is a dead-beat, and she’s just lost several jobs due to unfortunate circumstances. All of these factors back her into taking an appointment as a Host at Golden Oaks, a luxury retreat in the Hudson Valley. Only she is the one being pampered, with massages and personal trainers, all for free. The catch? She must birth a live and perfect baby, for someone else.

The Farm: A Novel by Joanne Ramos is a big idea book with lots packed in its pages. Ultimately, the themes have less to do with race and more to do with class disparity, the gap between the haves and the have-nots being visceral and often brutal in their implications. Also, the commentary it makes on motherhood and who is worthy and who does or does not have merit are huge food for thought. This is the type of book that will keep readers engrossed and leave them ruminating on it’s ending long after the last page.


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Author Joanne Ramos
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 336 pages
Publisher Random House
Publish Date 2019-05-07
ISBN 9781984853752
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Issue November 2019
Category Popular Fiction
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