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The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs - A Novel

Matthew Dicks

Caroline Jacobs has lost herself. She's a wife, mother (to a tattooed teenage daughter she avoids), Sears Portrait Studio photographer, and wimp. Asserting herself, taking the reins, or facing life head-on are not in her repertoire. So when Caroline suddenly cracks and screams "Fuck you!" at the PTA president, she is shocked. So is her husband. So is the PTA president. So is everyone. But Caroline soon realizes the true cause of her outburst can be traced back to something that happened to her as a teenager, a scarring betrayal by her best friend Emily. This act changed Caroline's life forever. So, with a little bit of bravery flowing through her veins, Caroline decides to go back to her home town and confront Emily. She busts her daughter Polly out of school, and the two set off to deliver the perfect comeback, which is twenty-five years in the making. But nothing goes as planned. Long buried secrets begin to rise to the surface, and Caroline will have to face much more than one old, bad best friend. A heartwarming story told with Matthew Dicks' signature wit, The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs is a deceptively simple novel about the ways in which our childhood experiences reverberate through our lives, and the bravery of one woman trying to change her life and finds true understanding of her daughter, and herself, along the way.

Caroline Jacobs has lost herself. She's a wife, mother (to a tattooed teenage daughter she avoids), Sears Portrait Studio photographer, and wimp. Asserting herself, taking the reins, or facing life head-on are not in her repertoire. So when Caroline suddenly cracks and screams "Fuck you!" at the PTA president, she is shocked. So is her husband. So is the PTA president. So is everyone. But Caroline soon realizes the true cause of her outburst can be traced back to something that happened to her as a teenager, a scarring betrayal by her best friend Emily. This act changed Caroline's life forever. So, with a little bit of bravery flowing through her veins, Caroline decides to go back to her home town and confront Emily. She busts her daughter Polly out of school, and the two set off to deliver the perfect comeback, which is twenty-five years in the making. But nothing goes as planned. Long buried secrets begin to rise to the surface, and Caroline will have to face much more than one old, bad best friend. A heartwarming story told with Matthew Dicks' signature wit, The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs is a deceptively simple novel about the ways in which our childhood experiences reverberate through our lives, and the bravery of one woman trying to change her life and finds true understanding of her daughter, and herself, along the way.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Caroline Jacobs has lost herself. She's a wife, mother (to a tattooed teenage daughter she avoids), Sears Portrait Studio photographer, and wimp. Asserting herself, taking the reins, or facing life head-on are not in her repertoire. So when Caroline suddenly cracks and screams "Fuck you!" at the PTA president, she is shocked. So is her husband. So is the PTA president. So is everyone. But Caroline soon realizes the true cause of her outburst can be traced back to something that happened to her as a teenager, a scarring betrayal by her best friend Emily. This act changed Caroline's life forever. So, with a little bit of bravery flowing through her veins, Caroline decides to go back to her home town and confront Emily. She busts her daughter Polly out of school, and the two set off to deliver the perfect comeback, which is twenty-five years in the making. But nothing goes as planned. Long buried secrets begin to rise to the surface, and Caroline will have to face much more than one old, bad best friend. A heartwarming story told with Matthew Dicks' signature wit, The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs is a deceptively simple novel about the ways in which our childhood experiences reverberate through our lives, and the bravery of one woman trying to change her life and finds true understanding of her daughter, and herself, along the way.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cynthia Hopkins

Length:

7h 18m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

25:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:54


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

16:57