The Awkward Age

A Novel
Product Number: EB00687127
Released: May 16, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780399576478
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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"A very smart, soulful, compelling, elegantly written domestic novel about a wedged-together family, and what can go wrong when teenage children decide they have minds (and hormones) of their own." -Nick Hornby "A spry and accomplished comedy of manners." -The New York Times Book Review "They've chosen the one thing that will make our family life impossible. It's genius really, when you think about it. It's the perfect sabotage." Julia Alden has fallen deeply, unexpectedly in love. American obstetrician James is everything she didn't know she wanted-if only her teenage daughter, Gwen, didn't hate him so much. Uniting two households is never easy, but when Gwen turns for comfort to James's seventeen-year-old son, Nathan, the consequences will test her mother's loyalty and threaten all their fragile new happiness. This is a moving and powerful novel about the modern family: about starting over; about love, guilt, and generosity; about building something beautiful amid the mess and complexity of what came before. It is a story about standing by the ones we love, even while they make mistakes. We would give anything to make our children happy. But how much should they ask?

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Author(s): Francesca Segal
Original Publish Date: May 16, 2017

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Author(s): Francesca Segal
Narrator(s): Jayne Entwistle
Product Number DD30233
Released: May 16, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Penguin Group US
ISBN: #9781524777241
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Author(s): Francesca Segal
Narrator(s): Jayne Entwistle
Product Number Z100120786
Released: May 16, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9781524777272

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