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Be Frank With Me - A Novel

Julia Claiborne Johnson

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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 page-turning 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 into 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tavia Gilbert

Length:

8h 38m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

33:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:54


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

27:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

18:55


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:16


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:33