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This is how it always is: A Novel

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New York Times Bestseller The Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick "Every once in a while, I read a book that opens my eyes in a way I never expected." --Reese Witherspoon (Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick) People Magazine 's Top 10 Books of 2017 Amazon's Best Books of 2017: Top 20 Amazon's Best Literature and Fiction of 2017 Bustle's 17 Books Every Woman Should Read From 2017 PopSugar's Our Favorite Books of the Year (So Far) Refinery29's Best Books of the Year So Far BookBrowse's The 20 Best Books of 2017 Pacific Northwest Book Awards Finalist The Globe and Mail 's Top 100 Books of 2017 Longlisted for 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award "It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me think." --Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies 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.

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Domestic fiction
Families -- Fiction
Family secrets -- Fiction
Gender identity -- Fiction
Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction
Loyalty -- Fiction
Parent and child -- Fiction
Parenting -- Fiction
Parents of transgender children -- Fiction
Secrecy -- Fiction
Social acceptance -- Fiction
Sound recording
Transgender children -- Fiction
title_displayThis is how it always is
title_fullThis Is How It Always Is A Novel
This is how it always is / Laurie Frankel
This is how it always is : a novel [electronic resource] / Laurie Frankel
This is how it always is [compact disc] / Laurie Frankel
title_shortThis is how it always is
title_subA Novel
Family secrets
Gender identity
Identity (Psychology)
Parent and child
Parents of transgender children
Social acceptance
Transgender children
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