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Laurie Frankel

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Laurie Frankel is the bestselling, award-winning writer of three novels: Goodbye for Now, It's Not me, It's You! and This is How It Always Is. Her writing has also appeared in The New York Times, Publisher¿s Weekly, People Magazine, The Sydney Morning Herald, and other publications. Her novels visa mer have been translated into more than twenty languages, and all three have been optioned for film or TV. She is a former college professor who now writes full-time. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

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This Is How It Always Is (2017) 1,708 exemplar
One Two Three (2021) 395 exemplar
Goodbye for Now (2012) 274 exemplar
The Atlas of Love (2010) 156 exemplar
Family Family (2024) 118 exemplar
Funny Bunnies (2004) 38 exemplar
It's Not Me, It's You (2002) 8 exemplar
Funny Bunnies Notecards (2004) 1 exemplar
Poppy & Claude (2017) 1 exemplar


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This is a nice book. A very pleasant book. It will never be a classic, but what a joy to read. It is funny, clever (sometimes too clever), warm, touching. The plot is silly and contrived at times, but that adds to the pleasure of the read. The last section or so is very preachy, but I think that's the point -- and it works.

Don't miss this one.
shearon | 6 andra recensioner | Apr 30, 2024 |
Painful and sweet. A loving couple with 4 boys has a fifth, but this little guy feels like wearing dresses and playing girl ways. When a father of a playmate acts cruelly and rude, the family moves to a more open-minded community, ptresentingvygeur sin as who he wants to be, a girl. The secret weighs heavy on all of them. So know I understand the term “transgender” in a deeper way.
bereanna | 82 andra recensioner | Apr 20, 2024 |
I’ve been thinking about how to describe this book that I liked so much. In many ways it reminded me of "Tom Lake" and "Lessons in Chemistry." India Allwood, the main character, has always wanted to be a serious actress on the Broadway stage (details of rehearsals and performances of several plays), yet she isn’t taken seriously and is misunderstood as a woman who intentionally places two of her newborn children in adoptive families. She is unusual in her attitudes towards family, children, adoption, and abortion. And even though these are significant topics, the book is very funny – lots of humor and wordplay and complicated plot twists that result in a heartwarming, hilarious, and slightly outrageous novel about adoption and what makes a family a “family family.”

During the pandemic, India has starred in a movie about adoption, and everything blows up while promoting the movie when she explains how she wants people to know that stories of adoption can be happy, not only the ones that tell of orphanages, abandonment, and tragedy. She explains how “there are infinity different kinds of families. And every member of every one has a different story to tell about it. So the fact that a few stories about adoption are the only ones that ever get told seems like a problem to me.”

The novel goes back and forth in time from India’s high school years to college, with her significant boyfriends, her 10-year-old adopted twins, as a notable Broadway actress, and as a famous TV superhero. I enjoyed how author Laurie Frankel wove the Covid pandemic into the plot, with our then naïve and wishful thinking that the lockdown would only last a few weeks (or a few months).

There is so much to like in this novel about family - whether adopted, bio, chosen, or found family. As India says, “no matter how they get made, family is a force to be reckoned with.” This thought-provoking and entertaining novel would make a great book club choice. I highly recommend it.
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PhyllisReads | 6 andra recensioner | Apr 10, 2024 |



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