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A Window Opens

(2015)
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Fans of I Don't Know How She Does It and Where'd You Go, Bernadette? will cheer at this "fresh, funny take on the age-old struggle to have it all" (People) and about what happens when a wife and mother of three leaps at the chance to fulfill her professional destiny - only to learn every opportunity comes at a price.

In A Window Opens, beloved books editor at Glamour magazine, Elisabeth Egan, brings us Alice Pearse, a compulsively honest, longing-to-have-it-all, sandwich generation heroine for our social media-obsessed, lean in (or opt out) age. Like her fictional forebears, Kate Reddy and Bridget Jones, Alice plays many roles (which she never refers to as "wearing many hats" and wishes you wouldn't, either). She is a mostly happily married mother of three, an attentive daughter, an ambivalent dog owner, a part-time editor, a loyal neighbor, and a Zen commuter. She is not: a cook, a craftswoman, a decorator, an active PTA member, a natural caretaker, or the breadwinner. But, when her husband makes a radical career change, Alice is ready to lean in - and she knows exactly how lucky she is to land a job at Scroll, a hip, young start-up that promises to be the future of reading, with its chain of chic literary lounges and dedication to beloved classics. The Holy Grail of working mothers - an intellectually satisfying job and a happy personal life - seems suddenly within reach.

Despite the disapproval of her best friend, who owns the local bookstore, Alice is proud of her new "balancing act" (which is more like a three-ring circus) until her dad gets sick, her marriage flounders, her babysitter gets fed up, her kids start to grow up, and her work takes an unexpected turn. Listeners will cheer as Alice realizes the question is not whether it's possible to have it all, but what does she - Alice Pearse - really want?

 
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Hardback Editions

December 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: A Window Opens
Author(s): Elisabeth Egan
ISBN: 1-4104-8380-0 / 978-1-4104-8380-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: A Window Opens: A Novel
Author(s): Elisabeth Egan
ISBN: 1-5011-0543-4 / 978-1-5011-0543-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

July 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: A Window Opens: A Novel
Author(s): Elisabeth Egan
ISBN: 1-5011-0545-0 / 978-1-5011-0545-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Window Opens: A Novel
Author(s): Elisabeth Egan
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

August 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Window Opens: A Novel
Author(s): Elisabeth Egan
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A Window Opens: A Novel
Author(s): Elisabeth Egan
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

August 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A Window Opens: A Novel
Author(s): Elisabeth Egan
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon UK   


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