I was going to attempt to review This Is How It Always Is for you, but I honestly don't think I can do it justice.
I read this for the Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Club February pick, so I have Anne Bogel to thank for (figuratively) putting it into my hands. Her advice was to just pick it up -- don't read the cover, don't read any reviews. No expectations. Just read it.
I am not typically a contemporary novel reader. Nor do I seek out novels about family relationships, or the trials of parenting, or what it means to love someone unconditionally. But I devoured this and it firmly rooted itself in my Best Books I've Ever Read list.
This is one of those you-just-have-to-trust-me recommendations.
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