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  • ISBN: 9781250036063 (e-book)
  • ISBN: 1250036054 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9781250036056 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: pages ; cm
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2015]

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Summary, etc.: "Meet John Nichols. He's 50-something years old, an ex-basketball player, ex-author, ex-philanderer, ex-husband, ex-high school English teacher. And he's father to three: two overachieving adult daughters, and 19 year-old Ethan, who will never be an adult. John's oldest daughter is getting married, and as the whole family travels from their homes in New York and the Chicago area, John is secretly preparing for a life-change that will alter his family's hearts forever.In this laugh-out-loud, heartbreaking, generous family novel, Jim Kokoris returns to the heartfelt writing of The Rich Part of Life. It's Nice Outside explores that universal tension between being a parent and keeping true to yourself"--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2015 November #2
    *Starred Review* John Nichols has an unenviable task before him. He must load up the family van with all his teenage son's possessions, including three teddy bears, and drive from suburban Chicago to Charleston for his oldest daughter's wedding. It will be a trip filled with nonsensical outbursts, frequent pit stops, endless meals at tasteless restaurants, and, if John is lucky, no major breakdowns, mechanical or emotional. Owing to a genetic abnormality, 19-year-old Ethan's development has been arrested at the toddler stage, and the effort of raising this sweet but unpredictable young man has taken its toll. The Nichols are divorced, daughter Karen's upcoming marriage already seems doomed, and younger daughter Mindy has channeled her rage and cynicism into a controversial comedy career. As father and son inch ever closer to Charleston, John's ultimate goal, to give Ethan a better life and reunite his family, seems ludicrously out of reach. One needs to keep the tissues handy for this one as Kokoris (The Pursuit of Other Interests, 2009) summons tears of glee, such as when Mindy and Karen tie one on, and of sorrow, such as when John contemplates life without Ethan. A master at pairing the quotidian with the quirky, Kokoris puts the fun in dysfunctional. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

JIM KOKORIS is the author of the novels The Rich Part of Life, which has been published in fifteen languages and for which he won a Friends of American Writers Award for Best First Novel, Sister North, and The Pursuit of Other Interests. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Jim lives in the Chicago area with his family.

Subject: FICTION / Family Life
Genre: Domestic fiction.
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