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Happy Family

(2016)
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Happy Family by Tracy Barone \n\nOne of these things is not like the other. That's how Cheri Matzner felt growing up in her adoptive family, and it's what continues to define her as she tries to start a family of her own. Funny and fierce, desperate for connection yet pushing it away with both hands, she needs to jump-start a marriage in danger of flatlining and save her career from scandal. But Cheri is still contending with a complicated relationship with her parents-her aging Italian bombshell of a mother and a distant father who looms large, even in death-unaware of the sacrifices they made to be together or of the difficult truths and lies in their marriage. When tragedy unravels Cheri's well-designed defenses, she is thrust into an odyssey of acceptance that brings her full circle back to her dramatic origins.\n\nSometimes it takes half a lifetime to come of age. To be able to glimpse our parents beyond their roles as our parents. To uncover the many versions of truth within our family stories and within our own. And to laugh at it all just a little bit sooner.



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"Filled with intimate poignancy, deft humor and pitch-perfect dialogue." - A M Homes


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Hardback Editions

May 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Happy Family
Author(s): Tracy Barone
ISBN: 0-316-34260-2 / 978-0-316-34260-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lee Boudreaux Books
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Paperback Editions

March 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Happy Family
Author(s): Tracy Barone
ISBN: 0-316-34259-9 / 978-0-316-34259-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lee Boudreaux / Back Bay Books
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May 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Happy Family
Author(s): Tracy Barone
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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May 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Happy Family
Author(s): Tracy Barone
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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May 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Happy Family
Author(s): Tracy Barone
ISBN: 1-4789-0516-6 / 978-1-4789-0516-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
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May 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Happy Family
Author(s): Tracy Barone
Publisher: Lee Boudreaux Books
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