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Cuesta Library Virtual Book Club: Words of Change: Oct 2022: This Is How It Always Is

Cuesta Library Virtual Book Club: Words of Change

All Are Welcome! (whether you have read the book or not)

Join us on Zoom for a discussion of This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
Thursday, Oct. 20th, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Zoom Meeting link:

Read The Book

Find a print copy in our campus libraries( see above); or access an ebook for free here: This Is How It Always Is - Page 1|


A modern family with five sons is challenged when their youngest, Claude, identifies as a girl. There are no easy answers to parenting a child with gender dysphoria, but this timely novel unfolds with poignance and humor. A New York Times Bestseller.

PRAISE for This Is How It Always Is

"A big, brave, messy modern family struggles with the challenges of raising a transgender child...As thought-provoking a domestic novel as we have seen this year."

Kirkus Reviews

"Frankel has tackled this controversial topic in a warm, funny, and honest way that will undoubtedly spark thought and conversation."

Star-Telegram (Fort Worth)