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The Smart One

(2013)
A novel by

 
From the author of the national best seller Girls in White Dresses (An "irresistible, pitch-perfect first novel." --Marie Claire): a gloriously funny new novel of sibling rivalry, thwarted expectations, and that place you return to when things go staggeringly awry: home.

Weezy and Will Coffey raised their children, Martha, Claire, and Max, to be kind, smart, and independent. They gave them help with their homework, a dog, and homemade birthday cakes. It's true that Martha's a little too sensitive--she calls Claire several times a week to discuss natural disasters and local crime. And Claire has a short fuse with her sister--she becomes irate when Martha suggests that the two of them attend couples therapy. And Max, the baby and a senior in college, is a little too happy-go-lucky, though not as lucky as everyone would hope.
 Still, their parents did their best preparing them for the world. So why, Weezy wonders, is Martha living in her childhood bedroom after a career flameout? And why has Claire canceled her wedding and locked herself in her New York apartment? And how has Max managed to get himself into a girlfriend fiasco?

A story about the ways in which we never really grow up, The Smart One is a witty, gossipy, perfectly-drawn portrait of family life.

 
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Used availability for Jennifer Close's The Smart One


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Hardback Editions

April 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: The Smart One
Author(s): Jennifer Close
ISBN: 0-307-59686-9 / 978-0-307-59686-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

April 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: The Smart One
Author(s): Jennifer Close
ISBN: 0-385-67645-X / 978-0-385-67645-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bond Street Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

June 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: The Smart One
Author(s): Jennifer Close
ISBN: 0-09-956329-0 / 978-0-09-956329-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The Smart One
Author(s): Jennifer Close
ISBN: 0-385-67647-6 / 978-0-385-67647-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

July 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The Smart One (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Jennifer Close
ISBN: 0-307-74370-5 / 978-0-307-74370-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

August 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Smart One
Author(s): Jennifer Close
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   

August 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Smart One
Author(s): Jennifer Close
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2013 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Smart One
Author(s): Jennifer Close
ISBN: 0-385-36271-4 / 978-0-385-36271-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Smart One
Author(s): Jennifer Close
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Smart One
Author(s): Jennifer Close
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2013 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Smart One
Author(s): Jennifer Close
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   

April 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Smart One
Author(s): Jennifer Close
Publisher: Bond Street Books
Availability: Amazon CA   



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