Make It Stay by Joan Frank

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Joan Frank is the author of four prior books of fiction. She is a MacDowell Colony Fellow, Pushcart Prize nominee, winner of the Richard Sullivan Prize, Dana Award, Michigan Literary Fiction Award, Iowa Writing Award and Emrys Fiction Award, and recipient of grants from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation. She has taught Creative Writing at San Francisco State University, and lives in Northern California.

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Published March 27, 2012 by Permanent Press - eBooks Account. 161 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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The reader will hope that Neil realizes how lucky he is to have Rachel, that Mike can avoid being hurt too badly by Tilda, and that nothing can ever harm the friendship between Neil and Mike.

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Years ago, during a trip to Tahiti, Mike saved Neil’s life, a favor that Neil has repaid with dogged loyalty: Neil was Mike’s best man at his wedding;

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“All told, Joan Frank has not disgraced herself by any means, nor has she created anything to enhance her very good reputation. This is a good enough read that will appeal to its target market.”

Mar 21 2012 | Read Full Review of Make It Stay

San Francisco Chronicle

Neil recounts for Rachel many of the major events in Mike and Tilda's marriage in the hours preceding a dinner party that he and Rachel are hosting, one to which Mike and Tilda have been invited.

Mar 11 2012 | Read Full Review of Make It Stay


Finding "couple" friends IS really difficult - we have only two couples that my husband and I both enjoy hanging out with, and we've had 14 years of married life to look.I'm glad you enjoyed this one.

May 16 2012 | Read Full Review of Make It Stay

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