The Smart One by Jennifer Close

The Smart One

byJennifer Close

Kobo ebook | April 2, 2013

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From the author of the best-selling Girls in White Dresses (An "irresistible, pitch-perfect first novel." --*Marie Claire*): a gloriously funny new novel of sibling rivalry, thwarted expectations, and that place you return to when things go staggeringly awry: home.

     Weezy and Will Coffey raised their children, Martha, Claire, and Max, to be kind, smart, and independent. They gave them help with their homework, a dog, and homemade birthday cakes. It's true that Martha's a little too sensitive--she calls Claire several times a week to discuss natural disasters and local crime. And Claire has a short fuse with her sister--she becomes irate when Martha suggests that the two of them attend couples therapy. And Max, the baby and a senior in college, is a little too happy-go-lucky--though not as lucky as everyone would hope. Still, their parents did their best preparing them for the world. So why, Weezy wonders, is Martha living in her childhood bedroom after a career flame-out? And why has Claire canceled her wedding and locked herself in her New York apartment? And how has Max managed to get himself into a girlfriend fiasco? A story about the ways in which we never really grow up, The Smart One is a witty, gossipy, perfectly-drawn portrait of family life.

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Title:The Smart OneFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 2, 2013Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0385676468

ISBN - 13:9780385676465

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good read A nice easy read. There wasn't a massive climax or anything, but the family is very likable. A good story.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall a good read This novel takes us through a tough year for a family with three grown children. Each chapter is told through the perspective of one female family member and shines a light on the complexities of life and dealing with the unexpected. Overall a good read #plumreview
Date published: 2017-08-28