This Is How It Always Is

by Author Laurie Frankel

  • Publisher Flatiron Books
  • Year published 2017
  • ISBN: ISBN 978-1250088567
  • Number of pages 336 pages
  • WorldCat

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Book description

When Rosie and Penn and their four boys welcome the newest member of their family, no one is surprised it’s another baby boy. But Claude is not like his brothers. One day he puts on a dress and refuses to take it off. He wants to bring a purse to kindergarten. He wants hair long enough to sit on. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl. Rosie and Penn aren’t panicked at first. Kids go through phases, after all, and make-believe is fun. But soon the entire family is keeping Claude’s secret. Until one day it explodes. ebook icon Audio book icon

"Every once in a while, I read a book that opens my eyes in a way I never expected.” ―Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club pick)

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About the Author
Author description

Laurie Frankel is the bestselling, award-winning writer of three novels. Her writing has also appeared in The New York TimesThe GuardianPublisher's WeeklyPeople Magazine, and other publications. All three of her novels have been optioned for film or TV. She lives in Seattle, Washington with her daughter and husband and makes good soup.

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