Be Frank With MeBook - 2016
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Fiction. Reclusive literary legend M. M. “Mimi” Banning is writing her first book in decades. 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 Noël Coward, the wardrobe of... Read More »
BostonPL_ReadersAdvisory Jun 26, 2017
Hired to assist a famed reclusive writer trying to recapture her lost fortunes by completing a new manuscript, Alice becomes obsessed with identifying the paternity of her employer's precocious young son. - Denise, Reader Services Librarian
This best word to describe this debut novel is charming. Absolutely charming. A story about a reclusive author finally getting around to writing her next book, the assistant to her literary agent sent to make sure she actually writes the novel, and most of all her wonderful and quirky son, Frank.... Read More »
BostonPL_LauraB Mar 02, 2016
This book was so wonderful! A light, comedic, heartwarming read about the son (Frank) of a popular one-time author who is now a recluse in Bel Air. Told from the perspective of the assistant sent to help out said author so that she can (finally) write a new novel, you can't help fall in love with... Read More »
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He’s an odd duck, but brilliant children often are. It may take him a while, but someday he’ll figure out how to live in the world of ordinary mortals.
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