Laurie Frankel

Laurie Frankel

AViD Presents: Laurie Frankel
Thursday, April 18, 7:00 PM
, Central Library


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Laurie Frankel is the author of the best-selling 2017 novel, This is How It Always Is, which gracefully tells the story of a family struggling with the challenges and questions that arise after their youngest son declares that he wants to be a girl when he grows up. The story is a work of fiction, but the author is the mother of a transgender child herself. The book was chosen as a Reese Witherspoon Hello Sunshine Book Club pick in fall 2018. 

Laurie Frankel's Books

  • This Is How It Always Is
    Laurie Frankel

    Claude is five years old and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess. Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They're just not sure they're ready to share that with the world.

  • Goodbye for Now
    Laurie Frankel

    Creating an algorithm to improve his internet dating employer's match success rate only to be fired for being too effective, Sam Elliot develops a computer program that creates compelling human simulations that allow people to say final goodbyes to lost loved ones.

  • The Atlas for Love
    Laurie Frankel

    When Jill becomes both pregnant and single at the end of one spring semester, she and her two closest friends plunge into an experiment in tri-parenting, tri-schooling, and trihabitating as grad students in Seattle. Naturally, everything goes wrong, but in ways no one sees coming.


Event Info:

  • The event is free and open to the public
  • Doors open at 6:00 PM
  • Seating is first-come, first-served
  • Free parking available:
    • In the parking garage off of Grand Ave. underneath the library
    • In the parking lot located on the corner of 10th St. and Grand Ave. across the street from the library, courtesy of Principal.
  • Books will be available for purchase before and after the program, courtesy of Beaverdale Books
  • Following the program, Frankel will do a book-signing.

Related Links:

"Author Deals with Gender Gracefully" - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"In Transition: A Novel about What Happens when a Son Becomes a Daughter" - The New York Times

"Interviews: Laurie Frankel" - BookPage

"This Is How It Always Is Was Inspired by Its Author's Transgender Child" - NPR

"When Your Son is a Girl" - The Seattle Times