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Be frank with me, Julia Clairborne Johnson

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Be frank with me
Title
Be frank with me
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Julia Clairborne Johnson
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Language
eng
Summary
Reclusive literary legend M. M. 'Mimi' Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style ponzi scheme, she's flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies, with a few stipulations: No Ivy-Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids. Quiet, discreet, sane. 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 Noel Coward, the wardrobe of a 1930s movie star, and very little in common with his fellow fourth-graders
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Title
Be Frank with me
Creator
Summary
Meet Frank. Frank is an odd 9-year-old boy who has a higher IQ than Einstein’s and dresses as if he were on a movie set in the early 1920s–and he is someone with whom you are sure to fall in love. Frank’s reclusive mother is an author whose publisher has just sent Alice Whitley to serve as an assistant and ensure the next book is completed. The relationship between Frank and Alice is magical. Readers will devour this book and want more. Just magical. -- Marika Zemke for LibraryReads
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Genre
Story line
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10460352
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.O36765
LC item number
B4 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Julia Claiborne Johnson
Be frank with me, Julia Clairborne Johnson

Library Locations

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      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
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