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Other people's houses / Abbi Waxman.

By: Waxman, Abbi [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Berkley, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Edition: First edition.Description: 330 pages : map ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780399587924 .Subject(s): Interpersonal relations -- Fiction | Married people -- Fiction | Adultery -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction. | Humorous fiction.DDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: "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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"Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin<br> <br> Named A Highly Anticipated Book for 2018 by InStyle online, Elite Daily, and Hello Giggles!<br> <br> One of Popsugar's "10 Books Your Favorite Celebrities Are Reading This Spring"<br> <br> 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. <br> <br> 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...<br> <br> *record scratch* <br> <br> 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...<br> <br> 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.

"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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When Frances Bloom, the hoodie-wearing, slightly overweight neighborhood carpool mom/serial helper innocently walks in on her neighbor Anne in the throes of extramarital relations, she faces a predicament. Does she cover for Anne? Does she share what she knows when others inquire? How does she explain what's going on in Anne's newly fractured family to her own children, including her moody teenage daughter? And Frances and her husband haven't had sex in quite a while; could he be cheating, too? While Frances is the main protagonist in Waxman's latest novel (after The Garden of Small Beginnings), the author also tells the engaging stories of three other families in the carpool, featuring a winning cast of characters whom readers will quickly become involved with while enjoying witty musings and repartee that, fair warning, is heavily peppered with salty language. -VERDICT Waxman is a gifted storyteller with an impressive talent for penning realistic dialog for adults and children: no easy feat. For fans of fast-moving contemporary humorous fiction about women and families. [See Prepub Alert, 10/22/17.]--Samantha Gust, Niagara Univ.Lib., NY © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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