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This is how it always is / Laurie Frankel.

Frankel, Laurie, (Author).

Available copies

  • 2 of 9 copies available at Sechelt/Gibsons. (Show)
  • 2 of 9 copies available at Gibsons Public Library.

Current holds

1 current hold with 9 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Gibsons Public Library FIC FRAN (Text) 30886001032131 Adult Fiction Hardcover Volume hold On holds shelf -
Gibsons Public Library GDPL BOOK CLUB (Text) 30886000682621 Book Club In A Bag Volume hold Available -
Gibsons Public Library GDPL BOOK CLUB (Text) 30886000682639 Book Club In A Bag Reshelving -
Gibsons Public Library GDPL BOOK CLUB (Text) 30886000682647 Book Club In A Bag Checked out 05/19/2018
Gibsons Public Library GDPL BOOK CLUB (Text) 30886000682720 Book Club In A Bag In transit -
Gibsons Public Library GDPL BOOK CLUB (Text) 30886000682738 Book Club In A Bag Checked out 05/30/2018
Gibsons Public Library GDPL BOOK CLUB (Text) 30886000682746 Book Club In A Bag Checked out 06/12/2018
Gibsons Public Library GDPL BOOK CLUB (Text) 30886000682753 Book Club In A Bag Checked out 05/11/2018
Gibsons Public Library GDPL BOOK CLUB (Text) 30886000682761 Book Club In A Bag Checked out 06/04/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250088550 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9781250088567 (trade paperback)
  • Physical Description: 327 p. ; 25cm.
  • Edition: First edition Hardcover
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2017.

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Summary, etc.:
"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." -- Provided by the Publisher.
Subject: Transgender children > Fiction.
Parents of transgender children > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Parent and child > Fiction.
Parenting > Fiction.

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