The Smart One

The Smart One

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Middle child Bev trades in her artistic dreams to pursue a sensible but unsatisfying career as a teacher, while her older sister copes with the unrealistic demands of living a picture-perfect family lifestyle, and their younger sister struggles to reclaim her successes as a one-hit-wonder rock singer.

HARPERCOLL

Bev is the Smart One, who finally leaves her artistic ambitions in chalk dust (and her humor-impaired husband in the arms—and legs—of his nubile protégée) to become a schoolteacher. Clare is the Pretty One, who married well and seems to be living a designer version of the suburban dream. Joey is the Wild One, struggling to stay clean and sober now that she's used up her fifteen minutes of fame as a one-hit-wonder rock star.

They love each other but mix like oil, water, and hundred-proof gin . . . a combination that threatens to combust over family tensions, suspected infidelities, a devastating accident, a stunning confession, and the sudden reappearance of their handsome, now all-grown-up former neighbor, Kenny Waxman, who's back in town making his mark as a TV comedy writer.

It seems they'll never understand where their differences begin and their own destructive tendencies end. Then it happens: the sisters discover a decades-old body stuffed inside an industrial drum and begin a bold, heartbreaking, and sometimes hilarious journey that will either bring them together . . . or tear them apart for good.



Baker
& Taylor

Middle child Bev trades in her artistic dreams to pursue a sensible but unsatisfying career as a teacher, while her older sister copes with the unrealistic demands of living a picture-perfect family lifestyle, and their younger sister struggles to reclaim her successes as a one-hit-wonder rock singer. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2008
ISBN: 9780061129629
Characteristics: p. ; cm

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