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The Smart One

Jennifer Close

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With her best-selling debut, Girls in White Dresses (An "irresistible, pitch-perfect first novel" -Marie Claire), Jennifer Close captured friendship in those what-on-earth-am-I-going-to-do-with-my-life years of early adulthood. Now, with her sparkling new novel of parenthood and sibling rivalry, Close turns her gimlet eye to the only thing messier than friendship: family. Weezy Coffey's parents had always told her she was the smart one, while her sister was the pretty one. "Maureen will marry well," their mother said, but instead it was Weezy who married well, to a kind man and good father. Weezy often wonders if she did this on purpose-thwarting expectations just to prove her parents wrong. But now that Weezy's own children are adults, they haven't exactly been meeting her expectations either. Her oldest child, Martha, is thirty and living in her childhood bedroom after a spectacular career flameout. Martha now works at J.Crew, folding pants with whales embroidered on them and complaining bitterly about it. Weezy's middle child, Claire, has broken up with her fiancé, canceled her wedding, and locked herself in her New York apartment-leaving Weezy to deal with the caterer and florist. And her youngest, Max, is dating a college classmate named Cleo, a girl so beautiful and confident she wears her swimsuit to family dinner, leaving other members of the Coffey household blushing and stammering into their plates. As the Coffey children's various missteps drive them back to their childhood home, Weezy suddenly finds her empty nest crowded and her children in full-scale regression. Martha is moping like a teenager, Claire is stumbling home drunk in the wee hours, and Max and Cleo are skulking around the basement, guarding a secret of their own. With radiant style and a generous spirit, The Smart One is a story about the ways in which we never really grow up, and the place where we return when things go drastically awry: home.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rebecca Lowman

Length:

12h 34m


Chapters

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04:50

Introduction
Introduction

00:11


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:23


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:57


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:02


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:40


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:06


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:04


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:21


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:15


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:29


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:10


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:57


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:10


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:56


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:42


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:03


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:51


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:12


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:57


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:02


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:17


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:53


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:09


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:16


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:50


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:01


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:50


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:58


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:56


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:37


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:36


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:20


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:25


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:15


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:18


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:40


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:34


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:37


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:51


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:39


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:11


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:10


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:34


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:15


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:44


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:00


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:41


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:12


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:34


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:02


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:10


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:58


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:15


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:52


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:33


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:17


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:33


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:38


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:29


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:54


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:22


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:38


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:25


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:48


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:05


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:57


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:41


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:22


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:09


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:42


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:40


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:02


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:50


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:36


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:49


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:14


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:28


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:10


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:32


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:13


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:24


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

00:27