Book review: 'Getting It Right'

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When her dad has a heart attack, Alex, the put-upon daughter of a typically dysfunctional and affluent suburban New York City family, gets tasked with yet another thankless job. Her dad wants her to find Kara, his biracial, illegitimate daughter who grew up in the foster care system. In Right, Osborne, an adjunct faculty member in the Krieger School's part-time nonprofit management program, uses these characters less as a way to explore obvious class and racial differences than to tap into how these two women have had to carry the emotional burdens for their friends and family their entire lives. Smart, moving, and refreshingly aware of the complex stories behind seemingly simple emotions.

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