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This Was Not the Plan (Reprint) (Paperback) (Cristina Alger)

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Girls Like Us comes a "funny, bittersweet, and ultimately uplifting look" (Sarah Pekkanen) at fatherhood, love, and family life.

Charlie Goldwyn's life hasn't exactly gone according to plan. Widowerhood at thirty-three and twelve-hour workdays have left a gap in his relationship with his quirky five-year-old son, Caleb, whose obsession with natural disasters and penchant for girls' clothing have made him something of a loner at his preschool. The only thing Charlie has going for him is his job at a prestigious law firm, where he is finally close to becoming a partner.

But when a slight lapse in judgment at an office party leaves him humiliatingly unemployed, stuck at home with Caleb for the summer, and forced to face his own estranged father, Charlie starts to realize that there's more to fatherhood than financially providing for his son, and more to being a son than overtaking his father's successes.

At turns heartbreaking and hilarious, This Was Not the Plan is a "sparkling and heartfelt" (Bookpage) story about loss and love, parenthood, and friendship, and what true work-life balance means.



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This Was Not the Plan has everything I love in a story: wit; fresh, stunningly human characters; pitch-perfect sentences; piercing emotion; a big, gorgeous mess of a family; and a big, gorgeous heart. As soon as I finished, I wanted to read it again. --Marisa de los Santos, author of The Precious One

"This Was Not the Plan proves a delightful read about parenting, love and plans gone awry.-- "Associated Press"

"[A] fast-paced, laugh-out-loud novel."-- "San Francisco Chronicle"

A big, heartfelt book that reads like your favorite sitcom....Charlie's evolution to a secure, confident, stay-at-home dad is wonderfully satisfying, and he is as relatable as Will Freeman in Nick Hornby's About a Boy."-- "Bookpage"

A breezy, uplifting read.-- "Booklist"

A funny, bittersweet, and ultimately uplifting look at parenthood through the eyes of a single father. You won't just root for these characters--you'll fall in love with them.--Sarah Pekkanen, author of Things You Won't Say

Alger's (The Darlings) new novel of love, loss, and parenthood is readable and relatable...uplifting and memorable.-- "Publishers Weekly"

Alger's darkly comic novel offers an engaging take on single parenthood from a man's viewpoint.-- "Library Journal"

Cristina Alger invokes humor and heart with This Was Not the Plan.-- "Watch Magazine"

I love the writing of Cristina Alger. Her characters are complex and beautifully drawn. I lost myself in This Was Not the Plan.--Elin Hilderbrand, author of The Rumor

Note to reader: clear your schedule before you start this book, because you won't be doing anything else till you finish it. --Jeff Arch, screenwriter ("Sleepless in Seattle")

With compassion and humor Cristina Alger delves into the lure of the 1%, while deftly exposing the cost that life exacts--a cost beyond price.
--Nicola Kraus, coauthor of The First Affair
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.1 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: .65 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 340
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Paperback
Author: Cristina Alger
Language: English
Street Date: October 18, 2016
TCIN: 51825472
UPC: 9781501103766
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-5990
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 5.7 inches length x 0.9 inches width x 8.3 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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