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This Was Not the Plan: A Novel

This Was Not the Plan: A Novel

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 has to become the father he didn't know he could be.

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ISBN 9781501103766
Barcode 9781501103766
Published 18 October 2016 by Simon & Schuster
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Alger, Cristina
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781501103766
ISBN-10 1501103768
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Imprint Touchstone
Publication Date 18 October 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Alger, Cristina
Category Romantic Fiction
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 133mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 297g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Domestic fiction, Fatherhood, Widowers
NBS Text Romance & Sagas
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

From the acclaimed author of The Darlings comes a funny, bittersweet, and ultimately uplifting look (Sarah Pekkanen) at fatherhood, love, and family life. 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 sparkling and heartfelt ( Bookpage ) 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 A funny, bittersweet, and ultimately uplifting look at parenthood through the eyes of a single father. You won't just root for these characters you'll fall in love with them. Sarah Pekkanen, author of Things You Won t Say
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Cristina Alger is a lifelong New Yorker. A graduate of Harvard College and NYU Law School, she worked as a financial analyst and a corporate attorney before becoming a writer. Her first novel, The Darlings, was published in 2012. She lives in New York with her husband and children, and is currently working on her third novel.

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