This Was Not the Plan

This Was Not the Plan

A Novel

eBook - 2016
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"Charlie Goldwyn's life hasn't exactly gone according to plan. Widowerhood at thirty-three and twelve-hour workdays have left a gap in his relationship with his quirky five-year-old son, Caleb, whose obsession with natural disasters and penchant for girls' clothing have made him something of a loner at his preschool. The only thing Charlie has going for him is his job at a prestigious law firm, where he is finally close to becoming a partner. But when a slight lapse in judgment at an office party leaves him humiliatingly unemployed, stuck at home with Caleb for the summer, and forced to face his own estranged father, Charlie starts to realize that there's more to fatherhood than financially providing for his son, and more to being a son than overtaking his father's successes. At turns heartbreaking and hilarious, This Was Not the Plan is a story about loss and love, parenthood, and friendship, and what true work-life balance means."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2016
Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501103773
1501103776
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (340 pages)

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Mar 08, 2016

This was a heartwarming book with a story about an overworked father who has not spent a lot of time with his son, who finds himself fired from his time consuming job. He learns to take on the care of his son, and to accept him for who he is, while learning what it is he wants to do with the rest of his life. During his journey he reconciles with his own father, and learns to accept that he was not the cause of his wife's death in an airplane crash two years ago. Filled with interesting characters including his twin sister Zadie who has been helping with his son; Moose his friend from work and the long lost father he never really knew, but hated and held responsible or his early life. A good read and uplifting in that Charlie moves on with his life and learns there is more to enjoying life but working long hours to make money.

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