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Contemporary Fiction

Other People's Houses

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by Abbi Waxman

Quick take

This tale of four families in a tight-knit suburban community gets real about love, love affairs, and what's really going on inside your neighbor's house.

Good to know

  • Family Drama

  • Forbidden Love

  • LOL

Why I love it

I’m not sure how Abbi Waxman manages to spin the day-to-day routines of rearing toddlers and teenagers in the suburbs into a story that I (a kid-free millenial) couldn’t put down, but she did it. Somewhere between the crises of the carpool routine and the heart wrenching secrets, this book sucked me in until I cared about nothing more than the private lives playing out behind the closed doors of ...

Synopsis

At any given moment in other people's houses, you can find … repressed hopes and dreams … moments of unexpected joy … someone making love on the floor to a man who is most definitely not her husband ...

*Record scratch*

As the longtime local carpool mom, Frances Bloom is sometimes an unwilling witness to her neighbors' private lives. She knows her cousin is hiding her desire for another baby ...

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