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January Meetup #2: This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

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Due to the horrible weather, we'll have a second meetup to give everyone a chance to discuss the book. Time Tested is available on Wednesday the 23rd, so I hope all those that wanted to come last night but couldn't make it are able to join for our redo.

Thank you to those that braved the storm and came out last night. It was a great discussion!

For January, we will be reading This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel.

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.

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.

Don't forget! There is a $5 fee which goes to Time Tested Books for letting us use their great space.

Please bring a dish to share with the group (whatever you like!). We mingle for the first 30 minutes and sit down for discussion promptly at 7pm. Thanks!