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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
McIntosh Public Library FOR (Text) 33500013636923 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library FOR (Text) 33500013636915 New Checked out 08/26/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593422519
  • ISBN: 0593422511
  • Physical Description: 290 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2022]

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General Note:
Includes discussion questions (pages 289-290).
Summary, etc.:
"In this funny and sharp romantic comedy, a woman with a knack for turning her boyfriends' lives around starts a professional service to help wrangle men, only to be unexpectedly matched with an old flame"-- Provided by publisher.
"Ever since she can remember, Aly has been fixing everything around her: her parents' marriage, her colleagues' work problems, and her friends' love lives. After a chance meeting with an ex who has gone from a living in his parents' basement to a married project manager in three years, she realizes she's been fixing her boyfriends, too... So, Aly decides to put her talents to good use and, alongside two work friends, sets up The Fixer Upper, an exclusive, underground service for women who are tired of unpaid emotional labor. Using little tricks and tips, Aly and her friends get the men to do the work themselves - to get out of the job they hate, sign up for that growth seminar, to do more parenting. Before long, a high-profile Instagram star hires them to fix-up her app developer boyfriend. There's just one catch - he's also Aly's childhood best friend and first love. As Aly tackles her biggest "fixer upper" yet, she'll have to come to terms with their complicated history and figure out how much to change someone she'd always thought was perfect as he is..."--Page 4 of cover.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 June #1
    Debut novelist Forsythe displays quite a talent for dialogue in this engaging novel about a thirtysomething single Londoner who would rather take herself on solo dates than be disappointed by love. Alyssa Aresti believes that success is the result of hard work, but her friends know that Aly spends more time and energy on other people than on herself. In fact, all her exes achieved their full potential after dating her, so if they could somehow bottle her talent for improving men, they might turn a profit. Soon word of Aly's Fixer Upper services spreads like wildfire and a very popular social media influencer reaches out, offering to pay a huge sum to Aly to get her tech boyfriend to finally propose. But Dylan was Aly's childhood best friend and the unrequited love she never got over. Subtly influencing strangers to step it up for their partners is one thing, but manipulating someone she used to love for money forces Aly to confront the past and what exactly she wants in her future. An empowering story about self-worth all women should read. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Lauren Forsythe lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and son, and a cat that gets more spoilt by the day. She works in marketing, studied English and Creative Writing at the UEA and spends too much time trying to work out how she can retroactively add pockets to every piece of clothing she owns.

Subject: Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Men > Conduct of life > Fiction.
First loves > Fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) in women > Fiction.
Genre: Fictional Work
Romance fiction.
Romance fiction.

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