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Be Frank With Me

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Winner, 2017 APA Audie Awards - Best Female Narrator

A sparkling talent makes her fiction debut with this infectious novel that combines the charming pluck of Eloise, the poignant psychological quirks of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and the pause-resisting spirit of Where'd You Go, Bernadette.

Reclusive literary legend M. M. "Mimi" Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style Ponzi scheme, she's flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies - with a few stipulations: no Ivy Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids. Quiet, discreet, sane.

When Alice Whitley arrives at the Banning mansion, she's put to work right away - as a full-time companion to Frank, the writer's eccentric nine-year-old, a boy with the wit of Noel Coward, the wardrobe of a 1930s movie star, and very little in common with his fellow fourth graders.

As she slowly gets to know Frank, Alice becomes consumed with finding out who Frank's father is, how his gorgeous "piano teacher and itinerant male role model", Xander, fits in to the Banning family equation - and whether Mimi will ever finish that book.

Full of heart and countless "only in Hollywood" moments, Be Frank with Me is a captivating and unconventional story of an unusual mother and son and the intrepid young woman who finds herself irresistibly pulled into their unforgettable world.



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September 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Be Frank With Me (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Julia Claiborne Johnson
ISBN: 0-606-39469-9 / 978-0-606-39469-7 (USA edition)
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Title: Be Frank with Me
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Title: Be Frank With Me: A Novel
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Title: Be Frank with Me
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Title: Be Frank With Me: A Novel
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Title: Be Frank with Me
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February 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Be Frank With Me: A Novel
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January 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Be Frank With Me: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-06-245906-6 / 978-0-06-245906-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Be Frank with Me
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July 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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February 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Be Frank with Me: A Novel
Author(s): Julia Claiborne Johnson
ISBN: 1-5046-9517-8 / 978-1-5046-9517-6 (USA edition)
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February 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Be Frank With Me: Library Edition
Author(s): Julia Claiborne Johnson
ISBN: 1-5046-9516-X / 978-1-5046-9516-9 (USA edition)
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Title: Be Frank with Me: A Novel
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Title: Be Frank With Me: A Novel
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