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One Two Three: A Novel Paperback – Import, 7 June 2022

4.3 out of 5 stars 212 ratings

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A New York Times Editors' Choice Book
An Indie Next Pick

Praise for Laurie Frankel's One Two Three

“Winning and amiable….The full and simple pleasures of Frankel’s luscious prose lull the reader into rooting for the good people of Bourne and these plucky heroines. After all, doesn't rooting for uncomplicated integrity feel good these days?”
The New York Times

“In Frankel’s tender-hearted latest…sharp plotting―with several surprising reversals―and memorable characters reflect a deep imagination that adds texture and complexity…. Readers will be captivated by this story of adversity and resilience.”
Publishers Weekly

One Two Three is a coming-of-age story that examines intergenerational trauma, sisterhood, and agency. Frankel (This Is How It Always Is, 2017) creates unique personalities for One, Two, and Three and builds a memorable world in Bourne.”

“Frankel has given us another socially conscious 21st-century fable in a voice that is part pastor, part political speechwriter, and part Fannie Flagg. Clever, charming, and always on message.”
Kirkus Reviews

“A heartbreaking yet heartwarming novel of a town destroyed by chemical pollution and its fight for justice, led by an unforgettable family of heroines.”
Shelf Awareness for Readers

“I loved One Two Three from start to finish. What you always get with a Laurie Frankel novel is an engrossing plot―she’s a terrific storyteller―but for me the best part of any of her novels are the three-dimensional characters she’s created, characters for whom she has empathy and palpable affection, characters who seem to leap off the page and into the heart of the reader. And that’s never been more evident than in One Two Three. I highly recommend it―it’s a book that will immediately draw you in and provide great reading pleasure.”
Nancy Pearl, author of the Book Lust series and George & Lizzie

One Two Three is a powerful and nuanced novel about hope, human frailty, and love. Laurie Frankel takes a clear-eyed look at the mess we make of the world when we privilege profits over people and, brilliantly, without flinching from the truth, allows no hint of contempt, disgust, or hatred to enter the conversation. Three sisters, Mab, Monday, and Mirabel, understand that you can’t fight old problems with traditional tools. Their gifts and differences and love for each other help them to understand that their mother―our mothers―can’t make the change the world needs. It’s up to the daughters to act, to move us forward, to tell a different story. It is the daughters who will save us. One Two Three is the blueprint for a true revolution.”
Nicola Griffith, author of Hild and So Lucky

“In One Two Three, Laurie Frankel’s signature wit, warmth, and fierce compassion shine with the story of three courageous, memorable triplets. I loved this book from the first line to the last.”
Marilyn Dahl, Shelf Awareness

Praise for Laurie Frankel's This Is How It Always Is

“I was lucky enough to receive an advance reading copy of this very special book about a family with a secret. It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me think. Preorder your copy now.”
―Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Truly Madly Guilty

“A lively and fascinating story of a thoroughly modern family and the giant, multifaceted love that binds them. This Is How It Always Is sparkles with wit and wisdom.”
―Maria Semple, New York Times bestselling author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette

“Laurie Frankel has written one of those very rare, special novels that examines the way we live―in our homes, in our families, in our bodies―with an astonishing balance of humor, complexity, and above all, kindness. This Is How It Always Is teaches us to look beyond the traditional binary oppositions of boy vs. girl, right vs. wrong, real vs. make-believe, and to find courage and beauty in the in-between.”
―Ruth Ozeki, New York Times bestselling author of A Tale for the Time Being

“It’s early days, but this big-hearted novel about a family with a transgender child is in the lead for the most sensitively and sincerely told story of 2017…Frankel’s portrayal of even the most openhearted parents’ doubts and fears around a child’s gender identity elevates this novel.”
People, “Book of the Week”

“Deeply satisfying…An intimate family story…Day-to-day parenting dilemmas are where Frankel shines.”
The New York Times Book Review

“One of the most timely and big-hearted family stories I have read in a long time…This is a beautiful novel about the unexpected curve balls of parent and sibling relationships, and the limitless boundaries of family love.”

“This wise and often funny novel is a compassionate lesson in discovering and welcoming what makes each of us unique.”

“Illuminatingly nuanced and heartfelt, This Is How It Always Is is the story of how a family evolves―and grows―together."

About the Author

Laurie Frankel is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of novels such as The Atlas of Love, Goodbye for Now, and the Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Pick This Is How It Always Is. Frankel lives in Seattle with her husband, daughter, and border collie. She makes good soup.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Holt Paperbacks (7 June 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 416 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1250236797
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1250236791
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 505 g
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 212 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars Another original, engaging, touching story from an author who always delivers
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