This Is How It Always Is

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Author(s): Laurie Frankel
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: DD28359
Released: Jan 24, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427282521
Narrator/s: Gabra Zackman
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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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.

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This Is How It Always Is
Product Number: BX00066235
Product Number:DD28359
Product Number:Z100125962

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eAudio
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Author(s): Laurie Frankel
Narrator(s): Gabra Zackman
Product Number Z100125962
Released: Jun 02, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427282538
eBook
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Author(s): Laurie Frankel
Product Number EB00679676
Released: Jan 24, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: #9781250118523

Professional reviews

"Laurie Frankel's story of a Midwest family that is hiding their youngest member, Claude's, transgender identity is tender, funny, heartbreaking, and all-around wonderful. Gabra Zackman narrates this complex family saga with a subdued tone that works with the seriousness of its theme of self-identity. However, the story also includes moments of levity that wind up getting lost in the background. Zackman's portrayal of Claude is glorious in its depiction of his precociousness, confusion, growth, and compassion. But Claude's father is portrayed as seemingly emotionless, a characterization that contradicts the man Frankel describes. Despite this small weakness, the audiobook will undoubtedly steal hearts. J.F. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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