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Always the Last to Know

Sometimes you have to break a family to fix it.

A new novel of heartbreaking truths and hilarious honesty about what family really means from the New York Times bestselling author of Life and Other Inconveniences.

Barb and John Frost are testy and bored with each other after fifty years of marriage. At least they have their daughters— Barb's favorite, Juliet; and John's darling, Sadie. The girls themselves couldn't be more different, but at least they got along, more or less.

Until the day John has a stroke, and their house of cards came tumbling down.

Now Sadie has to come home to care for her beloved dad—and face the love of her old life. Now Juliet has to wonder if people will notice that despite her perfect life, she's spending an increasing amount of time in the closet having panic attacks. And now Barb and John will finally have to face what's been going on in their marriage all along.

What People Are Saying

"A masterful exploration of all kinds of love - romance, family, and friendship - that will make even a cynic cry."  - Kirkus, starred review

"An amazing exploration of the meaning of family, this one focusing on how love changes within the confines of a marriage." - Booklist

People Magazine
 Book of the Week

"A thoroughly entertaining exploration
of families’ complexities.”

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