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This is how it always is

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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. 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"--

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  • 0 of 10 copies available at OWWL.

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17 current holds with 10 total copies.

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Geneva Public Library FRANKEL (Text)
First Floor Fiction
52118300910400
Checked out
11/19/2019
Naples Library FIC FRA (Text)
Adult Fiction
52124300332595
Checked out
10/23/2019
Ontario Public Library FIC FRA (Text)
Adult Fiction
52126300762481
Checked out
11/19/2019
Palmyra Community Library FRA (Text)
Adult Fiction
52127300342282
Checked out
11/19/2019
Red Jacket Community Library F FRA (Text)
Adult Fiction
RJP0103585
Checked out
11/05/2019
Wadsworth Library - Geneseo FIC FRA (Text)
Adult Fiction
52150300413572
Checked out
09/30/2019
Walworth-Seely Public Library FIC Frankel (Text)
Adult Fiction
52129300904400
Checked out
10/21/2019
Walworth-Seely Public Library FIC Frankel (Text)
Adult Fiction
52129300957879
Checked out
11/04/2019
Walworth-Seely Public Library FIC Frankel (Text)
Adult Fiction
52129300957887
Checked out
11/19/2019
Warsaw Public Library FIC FRA (Text)
Adult Fiction
52151300285689
Checked out
11/19/2019

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