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Publisher's Summary

When Jill becomes both pregnant and single at the end of one spring semester, she and her two closest friends plunge into an experiment in tri-parenting, tri-schooling, and tri-habitating as grad students in Seattle. Naturally, everything goes wrong - but in ways no one sees coming.

Janey Duncan narrates the adventure of this modern family with hilarity and wisdom and shows how three lives are forever changed by (un)cooperative parenting, literature, and a tiny baby named Atlas who upends and uplifts their entire world. In this sparkling and wise debut novel, Frankel's unforgettable heroines prove that home is simply where the love is.

©2010 Laurie Frankel (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Beautifully written, a highly literate story of friendship, parenthood, and every other kind of love you can imagine." (Marisa de los Santos, author of Love Walked In)

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Loved and hated and loved...

...in all the appropriate places! Laurie Frankel has quickly become an absolute favorite! I recommend any and all books by her! Her Character development is outstanding!!!

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Narrator very difficult to get past

The story was good, I did not care for the performance by the narrator however. Her voice was an obstacle to get past bc I was interested enough in the story. Not my favorite of Laurie Frankel’s, but good.

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Awful

There need to be negative stars for me to accurately rate this book. I only listened all the way until the end because I couldn’t believe that it would never make any sense. But it did not. Very strange.

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Loved this book!!

This was a fantastic audible book and I enjoyed every minute of it ! The narrator was delightful and the author’s story was very engaging!! Thanks

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Fun & well written

Loved the story but not my favorite Laurie Frankel book. Well written, relatable characters but I find it a little slow at times.

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I listened to this book after coming across Laurie Frankel’s This is How it Always Is, which I loved. Atlas of Love had her strong writing, but the story, while original and refreshing, didn’t captivate me as much. I did truly appreciate a novel taking on the complexities and depths of female friendships. Jane, the main character is very likeable, but I found her willingness and availability for her friends grating and a bit naive. I also had a very hard time with Jill. I didn’t understand why she had gained such loyal friends given that she is generally a pill. I listened to both books on Audible. I have to say that this narrator wasn’t my favorite. She doesn’t have a monotone voice, but she almost sounds like a soothing AI voice and her inflections became very predictable.

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This book was okay. It’s really really predictable. There were also some really unbelievable parts.

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This book is sweet and cheesy, like a holiday movie, and I liked it because that’s what I was in the mood for. It’s only half as good as This Is How It Always Is, which I loved. The narrator amplifies the cheesiness with her reading style, unfortunately.