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This Is How It Always Is: A Novel

This Is How It Always Is: A Novel

Escrito por Laurie Frankel

Narrado por Gabra Zackman


This Is How It Always Is: A Novel

Escrito por Laurie Frankel

Narrado por Gabra Zackman

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4.5/5 (434 valoraciones)
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11 horas
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Publicado:
Jan 24, 2017
ISBN:
9781427282538
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Descripción

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.

A Macmillan Audio production.

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Jan 24, 2017
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Sobre el autor

Laurie Frankel is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of novels such as The Atlas of Love, Goodbye for Now, and the Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Pick This Is How It Always Is. Frankel lives in Seattle with her husband, daughter, and border collie. She makes good soup.


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  • (5/5)
    What a fantastic moving book. I loved it so much.
  • (5/5)
    it is a very interesting book. I enjoyed listening it
  • (5/5)
    Wow, what a beautifully written book that really touches the soul. To learn what kids and parents go through when they're child 'isn't how it always is' and the rollercoaster of emotions that tags along with social constructs is such an eye opener. I really enjoyed this book.
  • (5/5)
    I’ve been reading and listening to a lot of highly recommended books this year, but this one stands alone. So thought provoking, and beautiful and funny. I laughed out loud so many times because of the boys’ antics, but felt so strongly for Claude/Poppy. I really enjoyed this book and I’m sad it’s over.
  • (4/5)
    This book gives a glimpse of the potential struggles for a family with a transgender child that identifies at an early age. It is a beautiful story of this families love and care for each other. It shows that no matter what your beliefs approach everyone with love because every person is a person with feelings joy and pain and deserves respect .
  • (5/5)
    It one of those books which made me laugh and cry as hard ... it totally puts into perspective fairy tales whist addressing the challenges and joy of being a parent. I love the character Penn - and all the analogies that came along with book. It’s simple, real and fun ... but above it all - it’s all about being family ...
  • (5/5)
    just finished this book and I want to listen again
  • (5/5)
    The power of parenting. The power of remembering why you loved that man who fathered those exceptionally awsome children of yours
  • (5/5)
    Great read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!
  • (5/5)
    Absolutely fantastic.
    A haunting, amazing novel.
    The words are stunning, the story is heartachingly beautiful. Easily the best book I’ve read all year.
  • (5/5)
    What a fascinating topic. A topic that , once unheard of, is now more commonly spoken about. A thought -provoking story told with humor, empathy and a whole lot of love.
    The reader was fantastic.
    Definitely 5 star +.
  • (5/5)
    Amazing book. So well written. Also, the narration was perfect.
  • (5/5)
    A perfect read on a topic that is so relevant right now. A beautiful insight into a topic so many of us really know nothing about.
  • (5/5)
    A wonderful audiobook. The subject of transgender was uniquely presented and it unfolded a wonderful new perspective on what it means to be a person first and gender as being one detail of being human.
  • (5/5)
    Wow! What beautiful writing about a sensitive topic with such a compassionate perspective. One of my favorites!!
  • (4/5)
    I really really liked this book but also felt it was a bit far fetched in ways. Claude/Poppy had some vocabulary I don’t think a child their age would have. It’s not only the vocabulary, but some of the meaning and intent behind it. It seems like an ideal story in many ways for a child/family going through what they did, but I really don’t think it would have panned out that way- unfortunately. But I like the positivity and intent for future generations to understand that the only reason transgender is “weird” is because of poor cultural expectations that need to change.
  • (5/5)
    Great riveting feel good story with humor, struggles, kindness, transformations and lots of love.
  • (5/5)
    Beautifully written and such a wonderful story. I loved it a lot more than I thought I would. One of the best books I have "read". The narrorator was wonderful as well.
  • (5/5)
    I loved this book...but sometimes w/ my sister’s illness, it was too much so I listened in chunks. I love this family, excited to see how they handled each new obstacle or how they celebrated each other. Everyone should know Poppy’s story.
  • (5/5)
    This is a wonderful book for dealing with change of any kind really
  • (5/5)
    Better than I anticipated, enlightening and heartwarming. Highly recommend
  • (5/5)
    WELL WRITTEN AND INSIGHTFUL!!! I LEARNED MORE THAN I EXPECTED
  • (5/5)
    Really great story, and well read! I couldn’t stop!
  • (5/5)
    Loved it. Opened my eyes to what families go through. Sad and seeet
  • (5/5)
    My favorite book of 2019. I couldn’t put it down.
  • (4/5)
    I really adored this book. The topics covered are unconventional and yet relevant in this day and age. It will challenge you to re-think gender, right vs wrong and the importance of having the courage to just be your true-self in a world where everything seems so pre-defined. Wonderfully written with witty and touching characters.
  • (5/5)
    Incredible. A story that challenges and overcomes the unimaginable fears parents and children face, and in the process deeply questions fear itself.
  • (5/5)
    I was SOOO completely engrossed in this book with its rich characters and how the story was told! Excellent read! Highly recommend it!
  • (5/5)

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    This is essential reading. Heartbreaking. Sweet. Smart. Well written. Very fine storytelling on a very important topic.

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