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Like a House on Fire

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Like a House on Fire by Lauren McBrayer
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Apr 26, 2022 | ISBN 9780593331828

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“Wise, witty, and tender, Like a House on Fire is a multilayered examination of connection and desire that artfully tackles the question: what if the person you are isn’t the one you set out to be? It’s beautifully written with deep empathy and vivid characters. I was utterly seduced and satisfied by this book.” –Camille Perri, author of When Katie Met Cassidy and The Assistants

Like a House on Fire is an un-put-downable novel about motherhood, middle-aged malaise, questioning identity and the choices women are forced to make. I found parts of myself on every page; every woman will find herself along the way as they turn the pages of Merit’s life and get lost in McBrayer’s raw, emotional and stunning prose. And the ending… well, I’m still shaking. Every woman should read this book. Alert your book club, this one will bring out the discussion, the confessions and the wine.” –Elyssa Friedland, author of Last Summer at the Golden Hotel

“Humming with tension and the volcanic rumble of mid-life coming of age, Lauren McBrayer’s Like a House on Fire explores queerness against the backdrop of rekindled ambition, marriage, motherhood and the various trappings of hetero-normative expectations. This book will wake you up and turn you on.” –Rebecca Woolf, author of All of This and Rockabye

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