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This Was Not the Plan

This Was Not the Plan
  

From the acclaimed author of The Darlings comes an incisive, hilarious, and tender exploration of fatherhood, love, and family life through the story of a widower who attempts to become the father he didn t know he could be. Charlie Goldwyn s life hasn t exactly gone according to... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781410490575
Barcode 9781410490575
Published 8 June 2016 by Thorndike Press
Format Hardback, Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Alger, Cristina
Series Thorndike Core
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ISBN-13 9781410490575
ISBN-10 1410490572
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Thorndike Press
Imprint Thorndike Press
Publication Date 8 June 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Alger, Cristina
Series Thorndike Core
Category Modern Fiction
Romantic Fiction
Number of Pages 486
Dimensions Width: 142mm
Height: 218mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 476g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Domestic fiction, Large type books, Fatherhood, Widowers
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code Not specified

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From the acclaimed author of The Darlings comes an incisive, hilarious, and tender exploration of fatherhood, love, and family life through the story of a widower who attempts to become the father he didn t know he could be. Charlie Goldwyn s life hasn t exactly gone according to plan. Widowerhood at thirty-three and twelve-hour workdays have left a gap in his relationship with his quirky five-year-old son, Caleb, whose obsession with natural disasters and penchant for girls clothing have made him something of a loner at his preschool. The only thing Charlie has going for him is his job at a prestigious law firm, where he is finally close to becoming a partner. But when a slight lapse in judgment at an office party leaves him humiliatingly unemployed, stuck at home with Caleb for the summer, and forced to face his own estranged father, Charlie starts to realize that there s more to fatherhood than financially providing for his son, and more to being a son than overtaking his father s successes. At turns heartbreaking and hilarious, This Was Not the Plan is a story about loss and love, parenthood, and friendship, and what true work-life balance means.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review For those who have only gazed up at the palatial residences of Manhattan, this is a glimpse from the penthouse down. Tom Rachman, author of The Imperfectionists Cristina Alger s debut novel offers a fresh and modern glimpse into New York s high society. I was hooked from page one. Lauren Weisberger, author of Revenge Wears Prada A rare, glittering glimpse into Manhattan s banks, bedrooms, and private clubs, a material and psychological world rendered with extraordinary detail. A smart, gripping tale . . . complex and mesmerizing. Sarah Houghteling, author of Pictures at an Exhibition Cristina Alger has written a racing, vivid, multi-vocal chronicle of the new gilded age, with equal shades of Jay McInerney and Bernie Madoff. Start reading it and in three hundred pages or so you'll feel like a consummate New York insider, too. Charles Finch, author of A Burial at Sea

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