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The Way Life Should Be - A Novel-logo

The Way Life Should Be - A Novel

Christina Baker Kline

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train comes a novel of love, risk, and self-discovery. Angela can feel the clock ticking. She is single in New York City, stuck in a job she doesn't want and a life that seems to have, somehow, just happened. She inherited a flair for Italian cooking from her grandmother, but she never seems to have the time for it-these days, her oven holds only sweaters. Tacked to her office bulletin board is a photo from a magazine of a tidy cottage on the coast of Maine-a charming reminder of a life that could be hers, if she could only muster the courage to go after it. On a hope and a chance, Angela decides to pack it all up and move to Maine, finding the nudge she needs in the dating profile of a handsome sailor who loves dogs and Italian food. But her new home isn't quite matching up with the fantasy. Far from everything familiar, Angela begins to rebuild her life from the ground up. Working at a local coffeehouse, she begins to discover the pleasures and secrets of her new small-town community and, in the process, realizes there's really no such thing as the way life should be.

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train comes a novel of love, risk, and self-discovery. Angela can feel the clock ticking. She is single in New York City, stuck in a job she doesn't want and a life that seems to have, somehow, just happened. She inherited a flair for Italian cooking from her grandmother, but she never seems to have the time for it-these days, her oven holds only sweaters. Tacked to her office bulletin board is a photo from a magazine of a tidy cottage on the coast of Maine-a charming reminder of a life that could be hers, if she could only muster the courage to go after it. On a hope and a chance, Angela decides to pack it all up and move to Maine, finding the nudge she needs in the dating profile of a handsome sailor who loves dogs and Italian food. But her new home isn't quite matching up with the fantasy. Far from everything familiar, Angela begins to rebuild her life from the ground up. Working at a local coffeehouse, she begins to discover the pleasures and secrets of her new small-town community and, in the process, realizes there's really no such thing as the way life should be.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train comes a novel of love, risk, and self-discovery. Angela can feel the clock ticking. She is single in New York City, stuck in a job she doesn't want and a life that seems to have, somehow, just happened. She inherited a flair for Italian cooking from her grandmother, but she never seems to have the time for it-these days, her oven holds only sweaters. Tacked to her office bulletin board is a photo from a magazine of a tidy cottage on the coast of Maine-a charming reminder of a life that could be hers, if she could only muster the courage to go after it. On a hope and a chance, Angela decides to pack it all up and move to Maine, finding the nudge she needs in the dating profile of a handsome sailor who loves dogs and Italian food. But her new home isn't quite matching up with the fantasy. Far from everything familiar, Angela begins to rebuild her life from the ground up. Working at a local coffeehouse, she begins to discover the pleasures and secrets of her new small-town community and, in the process, realizes there's really no such thing as the way life should be.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Caitlin Davies

Length:

7h 20m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

21:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

21:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:02