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This is how it always is

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First edition.

"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. When Rosie and Penn and their four boys welcome the newest member of their family, no one is surprised it's another baby boy. At least their large, loving, chaotic family knows what to expect. 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. 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"--

Available copies

  • 26 of 30 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

4 current holds with 30 total copies.

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Bedford Free Library FIC FRA (Text)
Fiction
31002150675824
Checked out
03/14/2024
Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION FRANKEL (Text)
Fiction
31036150804810
Available
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Bronxville Public Library FICTION FRANKEL (Text)
Fiction
31004151543571
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Chappaqua Library FICTION FRANKEL (Text)
Fiction
31005500405990
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Croton Free Library FICTION/FRANKEL (Text)
Fiction
31006151591807
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Harrison Public Library FRANKEL, L. (Text)
Fiction
31010300101377
Checked out
03/16/2024
Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library FICTION FRANKEL (Text)
Fiction
31011151299377
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Hendrick Hudson Free Library FRANKEL, LAURIE (Text)
Fiction
31016151562765
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Irvington Public Library FIC FRANKEL, L. (Text)
Fiction
31012154594699
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John C. Hart Memorial Library FRANKEL (Text)
Fiction
31030400017018
Available
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