The Art of Adapting

The Art of Adapting

A Novel

eBook - 2014
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In this warm and winning first novel, a recently divorced woman rises to the challenge and experiences the exhilaration of independence with the unlikely help of her brother with Asperger's, who she takes in to help pay the rent. Seven months after her husband leaves her, Lana is still reeling. Being single means she is in charge of every part of her life, and for the first time in nineteen years, she can do things the way she always wanted to do them. But that also leaves her with all the responsibility. With two teenage children—Byron and Abby, who are each dealing with their own struggles—in a house she can barely afford on her solo salary, her new life is a balancing act made even more complicated when her brother Matt moves in. Matt has Asperger's syndrome, which makes social situations difficult for him and flexibility and change nearly impossible. He only eats certain foods in a certain order and fixates on minor details. When Lana took him...
Publisher: 2014
ISBN: 9781476761619

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Sep 02, 2014

Don't waste your time on this one. The author tried to deal with too many topics. It's as though she wrote it specifically to be picked up by book clubs and tried to throw in every gimmick she could think of. The result is a mishmash that struck me as maudlin and overwrought. The character with Asperger's, Matt, was the only saving grace, but not enough for me to recommend slogging through the book just for that character.

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