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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 9781501103773
Barcode 9781501103773
Published 2 February 2016 by Simon & Schuster Ltd
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Alger, Cristina
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9781501103773
ISBN-10 1501103776
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Imprint Touchstone
Publication Date 2 February 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Alger, Cristina
Category Fiction
Fantasy Fiction
Romantic Fiction
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Electronic 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 "This Was Not the Plan has everything I love in a story: wit; fresh, stunningly human characters; pitch-perfect sentences; piercing emotion; a big, gorgeous mess of a family; and a big, gorgeous heart. As soon as I finished, I wanted to read it again." -Marisa de los Santos, author of The Precious One

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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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