The Atlas of Love

The Atlas of Love

Paperback - 2017
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Nothing puts love and friendship to the test quite like a baby...

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 anduplifts their entire world. In this sparkling and wise debut novel, The Atlas of Love, Frankel's unforgettable heroines prove that home is simply where the love is.

Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Griffin,, 2017
Edition: Second St. Martin's Griffin edition
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781250116666
Branch Call Number: FIC FRA
Characteristics: 345 pages ; 21 cm

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kkelly00
Oct 08, 2012

A good read. Explores the consequences of an unplanned pregnancy and the inevitable conflict between a group of young people with part-time commitments to the child and the society sanctioned rights of biological parents. A bit predictable.

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jstbu4u
May 07, 2012

I love the authors style of writing.

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dprodrig
Dec 13, 2011

An interesting take on what makes a family and what makes you a parent. I found the last half of the book was harder to get through because there are a lot of analogies and descriptions of her class work and frankly, I have no interest in the theories behind the analysis of literature, and some of them felt plodding. It also made it harder to connect because it kept pulling you out of the emotion and slowing down the plot.

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kelbrary
Nov 22, 2011

great story, excellent storytelling. :) initially, i didn't think the subject would interest me enough to reach the end. but i was sucked in by the narrator and finished the book in no time.

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bibliovore
Jan 08, 2011

What is family, really? What binds us together, and why? Frankel's novel explores this topic with humor, emotion and deep insight. When Katie and Janey's friend Jill becomes pregnant, the three friends move in together to raise the baby -- and juggle grad school, work, relationships, their own families, and one sweet baby boy. I loved every page!

Similar to: "Love Walked In" by Marisa de los Santos and "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits" by Ayelet Waldman.

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