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The Art of Adapting

(2014)
A novel by

 
In this warm and winning first novel, a recently divorced woman rises to the challenge and experiences the exhilaration of independence with the unlikely help of her brother with Asperger's, who she takes in to help pay the rent.

Seven months after her husband leaves her, Lana is still reeling. Being single means she is in charge of every part of her life, and for the first time in 19 years she can do things the way she always wanted to do them. But that also leaves her with all the responsibility. With two teenage children - Byron and Abby, who are dealing with their own struggles - in a house she can barely afford on her solo salary, her new life is a balancing act made even more complicated when her brother, Matt, moves in.

Matt has Asperger's syndrome, which makes social situations difficult for him and flexibility and change nearly impossible. He eats only certain foods in a certain order and fixates on minor details. When Lana takes him in, he is self-medicating with drugs and alcohol to numb his active mind enough to sleep at night. Adding Matt's regimented routine to her already disrupted household seems like the last thing Lana needs, but her brother's unique attention to detail makes him an invaluable addition to the family: he sees things differently.

Complex, smart, and genuinely moving, The Art of Adapting is a feel-good story that celebrates the small moments and small changes that make one big life.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: The Art Of Adapting
Author(s): Cassandra Dunn
ISBN: 1-4104-7334-1 / 978-1-4104-7334-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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July 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: The Art of Adapting: A Novel
Author(s): Cassandra Dunn
ISBN: 1-4767-6160-4 / 978-1-4767-6160-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
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Paperback Editions

July 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: The Art of Adapting: A Novel
Author(s): Cassandra Dunn
ISBN: 1-4767-6162-0 / 978-1-4767-6162-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
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Audio Editions

March 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Art of Adapting: A Novel
Author(s): Cassandra Dunn
Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press Inc.
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Kindle Editions

July 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Art of Adapting: A Novel
Author(s): Cassandra Dunn
Publisher: Touchstone
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July 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Art of Adapting: A Novel
Author(s): Cassandra Dunn
Publisher: Touchstone
Availability: Amazon UK   



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