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The Way Life Should Be

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Angela Russo finds herself in Maine thanks to a sailing instructor, an impulse, and an idea that in Maine, people live "the way life should be." But reality on Mount Desert Island is not what she expected. Far from everything familiar, Angela begins to rebuild her life from the ground up. Relying on the flair for Italian cooking she inherited from her grandmother, she begins to discover the pleasures and secrets of her new small community - and to connect her heritage to a future she is only beginning to envision.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Warm, witty and wise, THE WAY LIFE SHOULD BE is a glimpse into the heart of a woman who takes the kind of leap of faith that most of us only dream of. Christina Baker Kline has written a book about love and disappointment and risk and risotto, utterly appealing on every level." - Lauren Fox

"THE WAY LIFE SHOULD BE is the way a great read should be -- incredibly moving, beautifully written, and with characters so alive you want them to come and visit. Kline's lucid take on finding out who we really are, and what we really need in our lives is nothing short of brilliant." - Caroline Leavitt

"Christina Baker Kline proves to us once again taht she is not only a deft and snappy writer but [also] a true cartographer of the human heart." - Jacquelyn Mitchard

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