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Be Frank with Me

by Julia Claiborne Johnson


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A funny, poignant and unforgettable novel about Frank - one of the most lovable and unusual characters you'll ever meet.

For some boys fitting in means standing out

Meet Frank - he isn't like other kids. Intrepid explorer, sartorial connoisseur; he's as strange as he is brilliant. But Frank discovers the hard way that people don't like brilliant and they hate strange. What Frank longs for - aside from a father - is a friend.

Meet Mimi - a reclusive literary legend and mother to Frank. Mimi has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years, keeping her secrets and hiding Frank from a cruel world. Until Alice.

Meet Alice - the level-headed young woman charged with looking after Mimi's unusual son. In so doing, Alice discovers what it really means to love someone. And she finds a part of herself she never knew was missing.

Funny, poignant and unforgettable, this novel - like Frank - is a one-off creation you'll fall in love with.

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Atlantic Books
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Julia Claiborne Johnson (Author)

Julia Claiborne Johnson worked at Mademoiselle Magazine before marrying and moving to Los Angeles, where she lives with her comedy writer husband, Chris Marcil, and their two children.

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