Other people's houses [electronic resource]. Abbi Waxman.
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- ISBN: 9780525530961 (sound recording)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (9 audio files) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio, 2018.
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Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld.
The author of The Garden of Small Beginnings returns with a hilarious and poignant new novel about four families, their neighborhood carpool, and the affair that changes everything. At any given moment in other people's houses, you can find...repressed hopes and dreams...moments of unexpected joy...someone making love on the floor to a man who is most definitely not her husband... *record scratch* As the longtime local carpool mom, Frances Bloom is sometimes an unwilling witness to her neighbors' private lives. She knows her cousin is hiding her desire for another baby from her spouse, Bill Horton's wife is mysteriously missing, and now this... After the shock of seeing Anne Porter in all her extramarital glory, Frances vows to stay in her own lane. But that's a notion easier said than done when Anne's husband throws her out a couple of days later. The repercussions of the affair reverberate through the four carpool families—and Frances finds herself navigating a moral minefield that could make or break a marriage.
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- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 February #2
Waxman's sophomore novel exposes the secrets that lie behind freshly painted doors along Frances Bloom's carpool route. The monotony of the daily run usually leads to Frances imagining stories about her neighbors, but an unexpected return to one of their homes to retrieve school supplies (toilet rolls, naturally) leads her to walk in on a scene she never envisioned, her neighbor splayed out on the living room floor with a man who most definitely is not her husband. The story spreads though the neighborhood like wildfire, and the fallout burns everyone in its path. Once again, Waxman (The Garden of Small Beginnings, 2017) manages to take a far-reaching topic and sprinkle it with spicy dialogue, adorable kids, and characters who feel like best friends. The neighbor's boyfriend alone, beyond sad and depressed at the circumstances in which he finds himself, will make readers smile, and Frances is equal parts warmth and snark as she considers her friends and neighbors through the lens of TMI. Recommend to those who like to turn pages quickly without sacrificing complex characters. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
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