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Open Book Club: This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

In April, our Open Book Club will read and discuss This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel.

Claude is 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.

Claude's parents 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.

Island Book's open book club meets the last Thursday of every month at 7:30pm. Our staff facilitator chooses both fiction and nonfiction titles. All are welcome to attend, and if you purchase your book here in the store you'll always get a 10% discount.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
3014 78th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
This Is How It Always Is: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250088567
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Flatiron Books - January 23rd, 2018