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This Is How It Always Is - A Novel

Laurie Frankel

*Named one of the top 10 books of 2017 by People Magazine* "It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me think." -Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies This is how a family keeps a secret…and how that secret ends up keeping them. This is how a family lives happily ever after…until happily ever after becomes complicated. This is how children change…and then change the world. This is Claude. He's five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl. Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They're just not sure they're ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claude's secret. Until one day it explodes. Laurie Frankel's This Is How It Always Is is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it's about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don't get to keep them forever. "The audiobook will undoubtedly steal hearts" - AudioFile

*Named one of the top 10 books of 2017 by People Magazine* "It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me think." -Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies This is how a family keeps a secret…and how that secret ends up keeping them. This is how a family lives happily ever after…until happily ever after becomes complicated. This is how children change…and then change the world. This is Claude. He's five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl. Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They're just not sure they're ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claude's secret. Until one day it explodes. Laurie Frankel's This Is How It Always Is is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it's about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don't get to keep them forever. "The audiobook will undoubtedly steal hearts" - AudioFile
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

*Named one of the top 10 books of 2017 by People Magazine* "It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me think." -Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies This is how a family keeps a secret…and how that secret ends up keeping them. This is how a family lives happily ever after…until happily ever after becomes complicated. This is how children change…and then change the world. This is Claude. He's five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl. Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They're just not sure they're ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claude's secret. Until one day it explodes. Laurie Frankel's This Is How It Always Is is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it's about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don't get to keep them forever. "The audiobook will undoubtedly steal hearts" - AudioFile

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gabra Zackman

Length:

11h 1m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:57


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

22:17


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

08:45


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

22:21


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

09:17


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

13:40


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

27:13


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

18:21


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

14:41


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

22:11


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

27:37


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

12:20


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

17:59


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

18:22


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

10:48


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

08:56


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

23:09


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

12:41


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

16:19


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

11:31


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

14:22


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

14:41


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

16:08


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

17:26


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

16:16


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

04:52


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

22:15


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

02:08


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

18:22


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

16:55


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

22:21


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

11:01


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

14:29


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

26:15


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

15:44


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

13:07


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

18:59


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

12:18


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

16:16


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

15:54


Part 4, Chapter 40
Part 4, Chapter 40

07:54


Part 4, Chapter 41
Part 4, Chapter 41

23:16


Part 4, Chapter 42
Part 4, Chapter 42

00:43