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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library MCB (Text) 33500013592464 New Available -
Crookston Public Library MCB (Text) 33500013592472 New Checked out 06/16/2022

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  • ISBN: 9780593331828
  • ISBN: 0593331826
  • Physical Description: 308 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2022]

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"An electric and seductive debut novel about a woman at a turning point in her life, and what happens when she discovers the spark that makes her feel whole again"-- Provided by publisher.
After twelve years of marriage and two kids, Merit has begun to feel like a stranger in her own life. She loves her husband and sons, but she desperately needs something more than sippy cups and monthly sex. So, she returns to her career at Jager + Brandt, where a brilliant and beautiful Danish architect named Jane decides to overlook the “break” in Merit’s resume and give her a shot. Jane is a supernova—witty and dazzling and unapologetically herself—and as the two work closely together, their relationship becomes a true friendship. In Jane, Merit sees the possibility of what a woman could be. And Jane sees Merit exactly for who she is. Not the wife and mother dutifully performing the roles expected of her, but a whole person. Their relationship quickly becomes a cornerstone in Merit’s life. And as Merit starts to open her mind to the idea of more—more of a partner, more of a match, more in love—she begins to question: what if the love of her life isn’t the man she married. What if it’s Jane?

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 March #2
    Going back to work as an architect is supposed to be a way for Merit to reclaim a bit of herself amid motherhood, a stale marriage to her husband, Cory, and an unsuccessful attempt at an art career. The last thing she expected was to have her life completely upended. The instant professional connection she has with her new boss, Jane, soon becomes intensely personal, a twist neither of them was prepared for. Merit must figure out where this new relationship fits into her old life and what she might need to let go of to be truly happy. While the ending glosses over what could have been an emotional resolution, the tension that builds between Merit and Jane, and within Merit herself, is compelling. Their initial confusion about their feelings for each other leads to an exploration of love that not only brings steamy physical satisfaction but also allows Merit to become vulnerable and honest with herself and her partner for perhaps the first time. Recommended for readers who enjoy introspective relationship fiction. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Lauren McBrayer is a graduate of Yale with a law degree from UC Berkeley. A working mom of three, she is the head of business affairs for an entertainment company in Los Angeles. Like a House on Fire is her adult debut. 

Subject: Self-actualization (Psychology) > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Sexual orientation > Fiction.
Women > Fiction.
Genre: Fictional Work
Psychological fiction.
Lesbian fiction.

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