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The Resource Be Frank With Me : A Novel, (electronic resource :)

Be Frank With Me : A Novel, (electronic resource :)

Label
Be Frank With Me : A Novel
Title
Be Frank With Me
Title remainder
A Novel
Statement of responsibility
Julia Claiborne Johnson
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Language
eng
Summary
A sparkling talent makes her fiction debut with this infectious novel that combines the charming pluck of Eloise, the poignant psychological quirks of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and the page-turning spirit of Where’d You Go, Bernadette. Reclusive literary legend M. M. 2Mimi3 Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style ponzi scheme, she’s flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies—with a few stipulations: No Ivy-Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids. Quiet, discreet, sane. When Alice Whitley arrives at the Banning mansion, she’s put to work right away—as a full-time companion to Frank, the writer’s eccentric nine-year-old, a boy with the wit of Noel Coward, the wardrobe of a 1930s movie star, and very little in common with his fellow fourth-graders. As she slowly gets to know Frank, Alice becomes consumed with finding out who Frank’s father is, how his gorgeous 2piano teacher and itinerant male role model3 Xander fits into the Banning family equation—and whether Mimi will ever finish that book. Full of heart and countless 2only-in-Hollywood3 moments, Be Frank with Me is a captivating and unconventional story of an unusual mother and son, and the intrepid young woman who finds herself irresistibly pulled into their unforgettable world
Summary
Meet Frank. Frank is an odd 9-year-old boy who has a higher IQ than Einstein’s and dresses as if he were on a movie set in the early 1920s–and he is someone with whom you are sure to fall in love. Frank’s reclusive mother is an author whose publisher has just sent Alice Whitley to serve as an assistant and ensure the next book is completed. The relationship between Frank and Alice is magical. Readers will devour this book and want more. Just magical. -- Marika Zemke for LibraryReads
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Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2016
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10460352
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MnSpTMCL
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no index present
Intended audience
General adult
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Be Frank With Me : A Novel, (electronic resource :)
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http://ebook.3m.com/library/ald-document_id-hvatc89
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Publication
Control code
9780062413734
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unknown
Extent
304 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780062413734
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
hvatc89
Label
Be Frank With Me : A Novel, (electronic resource :)
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/ald-document_id-hvatc89
Publication
Control code
9780062413734
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
304 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780062413734
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
hvatc89

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