Pearson, Patricia Playing House

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Playing House

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Even in a tiny apartment, there were enough rooms for Frannie to get into trouble...

First, there was the bedroom...where it all began in such a casually romantic way.

Next, the bathroom...where things took a suspicious turn.

Finally, the living room...where she picked up the phone and prepared to break the news to the boyfriend she barely knew...

When Frannie Mackenzie got sick all over the sweater section of a major urban retailer, she couldn't quite believe that this was a reaction to gray being this year's black. So she went back to her postage-stamp-sized apartment and took inventory. Jeans tighter? Yes. Boobs bigger? Yes. And the absolute proof-positive...the stick had turned blue.

Frannie decides to give up cocktails, late nights, and anything else fun that the big city has to offer. But one thing -- or rather person -- she's not sure she's going to get to keep is the surprised father in the situation -- an experimental jazz musician with the improbable name of Calvin, who'd taken off to Europe before Frannie figured out parenthood had awkwardly united them. Falling in love was the last thing that Frannie expected, and the happiest surprise of all.

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"Like Anne Lamott, Patricia Pearson writes about life, love, dating, and unexpected motherhood with humor, anger, and ultimately, forgiveness. This book has an irreverent sadness, but it's tinged with a kind of real joy people never want to talk about, especially when life takes that sometimes ridiculous, totally uncalled for, turn." -- Lisa Gabriele, author of Tempting Faith DiNapoli

"A must read... a stylish, sex-and-the-city look at the very personal life of a wise and witty woman." -- Melissa Senate, author of See Jane Date

" Playing House is charming, delightful, laugh-out-loud funny and deeply moving. The heroine, Frannie, is as quirkily real as your best girlfriend. Every detail of this novel captures the universal plights and joys of parenting, and yet is achingly specific to Frannie and her new family. It's a love story for real people -- people who understand that 'happily ever after' must be taken one day at a time." -- Elin Hilderbrand, author of The Beach Club, Nantucket Nights, and Summer People

Playing House is a riotous romp into the territory of 'accidental pregnancy' and childbirth. Like motherhood itself, the book is beguiling and bewildering, engaging and exasperating and, ultimately, a lesson of love.” -- Alison Wearing, author of Honeymoon in Purdah

From the Inside Flap:

Somewhere between single girl Bridget Jones and working mother Kate Reddy is Frannie MacKenzie -- baffled, beleaguered and undeniably pregnant.

The one thought blazing through Frannie?s formerly trendy, savvy, sharp-tongued New York brain is that she wants to keep this baby -- despite her ultra-small apartment and not being completely sure how to spell the father?s name. Being pregnant is so out of character: how will she break it to her boss, her mother, let alone the father, Calvin Puddie (or is it Pudhey)?

Frannie?s problems multiply as she dives headlong into one hilarious complication after another: from being banned from the U.S. and marooned in Toronto, to actually falling in love with her baby?s father. ?You don?t find the one, do you?? Frannie muses. ?The best one, the Perfect One. You just keep running like Wil E. Coyote, until all of a sudden you?re off the cliff. You fall into your life with the man who is running beside you.?

In Playing House, Patricia Pearson has written a witty, heart-touching look at falling by accident into life?s most profound commitment. She deftly captures the self-doubt, messy bodily fluids and inconceivable love that accompany being a mother, and the trepidation and joy with which two people step across the threshold of parenthood and into a realm that is at once alien and completely right.

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