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This Is How It Always Is

(2017)
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"It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me think. "
Liane Moriarty


"A lively and fascinating story of a thoroughly modern family and the giant, multifaceted love that binds them. THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS sparkles with wit and wisdom."
Maria Semple


This is how a family keeps a secret...and how that secret ends up keeping them.

This is how a family lives happily ever after...until happily ever after becomes complicated.

This is how children change...and then change the world.

When Rosie and Penn and their four boys welcome the newest member of their family, no one is surprised it's another baby boy. At least their large, loving, chaotic family knows what to expect.

But Claude is not like his brothers. One day he puts on a dress and refuses to take it off. He wants to bring a purse to kindergarten. He wants hair long enough to sit on. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl.

Rosie and Penn aren't panicked at first. Kids go through phases, after all, and make-believe is fun. But soon the entire family is keeping Claude's secret. Until one day it explodes.

Laurie Frankel's This Is How It Always Is is an audiobook about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it's about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again; parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts; children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don't get to keep them forever.

Genre: Literary Fiction
 
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Used availability for Laurie Frankel's This Is How It Always Is


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Hardback Editions

April 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: This Is How It Always Is (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Author(s): Laurie Frankel
ISBN: 1-4104-9904-9 / 978-1-4104-9904-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2017 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: This Is How It Always Is
Author(s): Laurie Frankel
ISBN: 1-4722-4158-4 / 978-1-4722-4158-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: This Is How It Always Is: A Novel
Author(s): Laurie Frankel
ISBN: 1-250-08855-0 / 978-1-250-08855-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

January 2018 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: This Is How It Always Is: A Novel
Author(s): Laurie Frankel
ISBN: 1-250-08856-9 / 978-1-250-08856-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2018 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: This Is How It Always Is
Author(s): Laurie Frankel
ISBN: 1-4722-4161-4 / 978-1-4722-4161-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: This Is How It Always Is
Author(s): Laurie Frankel
ISBN: 1-4722-4159-2 / 978-1-4722-4159-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

January 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: This Is How It Always Is
Author(s): Laurie Frankel
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon   

January 2017 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: This Is How It Always Is
Author(s): Laurie Frankel
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: This Is How It Always Is: A Novel
Author(s): Laurie Frankel
ISBN: 1-4272-8252-8 / 978-1-4272-8252-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: This Is How It Always Is: A Novel
Author(s): Laurie Frankel
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   

January 2017 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: This Is How It Always Is: A Novel
Author(s): Laurie Frankel
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

January 2017 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: This Is How It Always Is
Author(s): Laurie Frankel
Publisher: Review
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: This Is How It Always Is: A Novel
Author(s): Laurie Frankel
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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