Multiple Choice [NOOK Book]

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A More Magazine Don’t Miss pick! By the USA Today bestselling author of Must Love Dogs, which became a movie starring Diane Lane and John Cusack.

"Her quirky voice and sense of humor are as strong as ever."—The Orlando Sentinel

"very funny...with plenty of giggles."—The Hartford Courant

March Monroe ...
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Multiple Choice

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Overview

A More Magazine Don’t Miss pick! By the USA Today bestselling author of Must Love Dogs, which became a movie starring Diane Lane and John Cusack.

"Her quirky voice and sense of humor are as strong as ever."—The Orlando Sentinel

"very funny...with plenty of giggles."—The Hartford Courant

March Monroe and her daughter Olivia are going to college. March knows that Olivia is going, naturally, since she and her husband have just made their first exorbitant tuition payment. But Olivia doesn’t exactly know the arrangement . . . yet. Imagine Olivia’s surprise when one day she shows up for training at a local radio station and finds out that one of the other interns is . . . her mother.

“Cook has a gift for telling an entertaining and funny story that is light enough for a beach read, yet weighty enough to get under your skin and into your heart. Her characters are quirky and inconsistent, good-hearted folks who make mistakes and have regrets, but none of the damage is lasting. Love and forgiveness beat out hate and revenge.” —Patriot Ledger

“Cook’s ability to make families foibles ring true -- and funny -- ensures a delightful read.”—Library Journal

“Claire Cook infuses her novels with that sassy kind of off-beat humor that makes you giggle, shake your head, and then keep reading. And isn’t that what you want a beach book to do?”—Florida Today

“Cook's characters are delightful and quirky, and the storyline is fast paced and lively with just the right touch of humor and romance.”—Fresh Fiction

“Nobody does the easy-breezy beach read with a lighter hand than Claire Cook.”—Hartford Courant
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149929825
  • Publisher: Marshbury Beach Books
  • Publication date: 9/7/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 101,586
  • File size: 308 KB

Meet the Author

Reinvention is the story of my books and my life. I wrote my first novel in my minivan at 45. At 50, I walked the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the adaptation of my second novel, Must Love Dogs, starring Diane Lane and John Cusack. And I’ve just reinvented myself again by writing my first nonfiction book, Never Too Late, to share everything I’ve learned on my own journey that might help you in your own.

If you have a buried dream, trust me, it is NEVER too late!

Some of the nice things that have been said about my work: “The exuberant and charming Claire Cook is one of the sassiest and funniest creators of contemporary women’s fiction,” according to The Times-Picayune. People magazine said my writing “goes down as easy as it sounds,” Good Housekeeping called it “laugh-out-loud,” Redbook “gleefully quirky” and the Chicago Tribune “funny and pitch perfect.” Shelf Awareness said, “Claire Cook (Must Love Dogs) has built a brand writing light-hearted women’s fiction blending kernels of the absurd and comedic in compulsively readable combinations.”

I’ve been a judge for the Family Circle magazine fiction contest, a finalist and a judge for the Thurber Prize for American Humor, and the Beach Book Festival fiction and grand prize winner. I’ve spoken at the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, Cape Cod Writers Center, Savannah Book Festival, the California Women’s Conference, and given keynotes at the Dress for Success International Conference, the Missouri Writers Guild Conference, and the Amelia Island Book Festival, and many more. My books have been translated into 14 languages.

I was a teacher for sixteen years before writing my first book, and worked with children from preschool to middle school, teaching everything from multicultural games and dances, to writing, to open ocean rowing. I was born in Virginia, and lived for many years in Scituate, Massachusetts, a beach town between Boston and Cape Cod. My husband and I have recently moved to the suburbs of Atlanta to be closer to our two adult kids, who actually want us around again!

I have the world’s most fabulous readers, and I’m forever grateful to you all for giving me the gift of this career.

Midlife Rocks!

Hang out with me:
ClaireCook.com
facebook.com/ClaireCookauthorpage
twitter.com/ClaireCookwrite
pinterest.com/ClaireCookwrite
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted April 29, 2009

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    Very Nice Book When You Need An Easy Read

    This is a lovely book. I read it right after Christmas when my brain was fried from all the holiday stress! It was just what I needed. The mother constantly did things that I could relate to my life. It also made me feel good to relate and know that I'm probably not the only person out there always running around like a chicken with its head cut off.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2007

    Overall Rating should be lower

    When I saw that the overall review was four stars from other readers I figured I would give this book a try. I feel like it didn't really go anywhere, I didn't connect with any of the characters on a deep level and I felt that if I would write about my day to day life the book might not have been much different. I really did not like the part where there was this other guy that she would fantasize about all the time and then in the end everything was fine with her and her husband, I mean wouldn't you feel guilty, wouldn't there be some things you could work on to strengthen your marriage if there was another man you were fantasizing about? I really did not like it and would not recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2007

    good start but ...

    This book has a great start but as the story goes on it's getting way too boring for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2007

    Too boring to finish

    Couldn't connect with any of the characters. Slow moving....skipped to the end, read the last couple pages and felt like I hadn't missed anything.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2007

    Simple, fun, easy

    Multiple Choice was a no stress easy read. Something to take your mind of work at the office. I liked it for the simple fact that it was good for a laugh or two and lacked any heavy subjects. Sometimes a book without affairs, murder and revenge, can be a nice break. It was well written. I'd recommend it for your summer beach bag.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2004

    she tries

    Pretty formulaic TV sitcom stuff but the author does try, so for that here's two stars. Put more thought into it the next time, Claire.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2004

    Loved it!

    I'm so glad this book caught my eye. Maybe it's because I have an 18 year old, but this book had me smiling and nodding my head the whole way through. I can only hope the rest of my summer reading is this much fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2004

    Multiple Raves!!!

    I loved Claire Cook's Must Love Dogs, which I just read is going to be a movie starring Diane Lane, so I couldn't wait to get my hands on her new one. I was hoping I'd like it just as much, but I think this one is even better, and I could see this one on the big screen, too. This book made me laugh out loud so many times -- no dogs but a very funny kitty litter scene. And the multiple choice questions at the start of each chapter are hysterical. Definitely my favorite beach read so far this summer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2004

    Don't plan to sleep tonight....

    Don't plan to sleep tonight if you start this novel after dinner. You'll have a very hard time putting down this charming yet truth-ringing story of family reallignment when Olivia, daughter of March and Jeff and brother of Jackson, leaves for college. For anyone who has left home or has had to deal with a child leaving home, this witty book is a must. Cook's great talent lies in writing a wonderfully easy read about a not-so-easy subject. This book wil flt by, but its themes -- a family in flux, mother/daughter tensions -- will be with you long after you close Multiple Choice. Read it with your mother, your father, your sister or brother.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2004

    Laugh out loud read

    This novel is a delight from start to finish. No one knows mother daughter angst better than Claire Cook. No one can write about messy family life with such wamrth and heart. All readers are in for a treat.

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