Standard Deviation

Standard Deviation

Large Print - 2017
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A divinely funny novel from the celebrated author of Single, Carefree, Mellow about the challenges of a good marriage, the delight and heartache of raising children, and the irresistible temptation to wonder about the path not taken . When Graham Cavanaugh divorced his first wife it was to marry his girlfriend, Audra, a woman as irrepressible as she is spontaneous and fun. But, Graham learns, life with Audra can also be exhausting, constantly interrupted by chatty phone calls, picky-eater houseguests, and invitations to weddings of people he's never met. Audra firmly believes that through the sheer force of her personality she can overcome the most socially challenging interactions, shepherding her son through awkward playdates and origami club, and even deciding to establish a friendship with Graham's first wife, Elspeth. Graham isn't sure he understands why Audra longs to be friends with the woman he divorced. After all, former spouses are hard to categorize--are they enemies, old flames, or just people you know really, really well? And as Graham and Audra share dinners, holidays, and late glasses of wine with his first wife he starts to wonder: How can anyone love two such different women? Did I make the right choice? Is there a right choice? A hilarious and rueful debut novel of love, marriage, infidelity, and origami, Standard Deviation never deviates from the superb.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2017.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781432844134
143284413X
Branch Call Number: L.P. Fic Hein
Characteristics: 481 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
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mr081059
Sep 26, 2017

Standard Deviation's likeable protagonist humorously, thoughtfully and humanly examines the complexities of social interaction, commitment and human connection. Well-written and relatable.

archreads Aug 29, 2017

This debut novel explores marriage, temptation, origami , and raising a child with Asperger's Syndrome. The characters are quirky and there are lots of laugh out loud moments.

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fashiongirl
Aug 28, 2017

Great book and at times humorous. I think that many individuals can relate to the interesting family dynamics.

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