Friend Janelle Brown's novel "This Is Where We Live" is now in paperback


Author and old San Francisco friend Janelle Brown just sent me this announcement.

“I’ll keep this short and to the point.

THIS IS WHERE WE LIVE is now out in paperback. That means it’s half the price of a hardback — as in, not too expensive for the least employed member of your book club; also, cheaper than “Thor” in 3D, and less detrimental to your grey matter. It’s also half as heavy as a hardback – which means it’s the perfect size to pop in your beach bag, stash in your evening clutch, or stick in your laptop bag to read on the subway.

In other words: If you haven’t yet picked it up, now’s the time.

You can find THIS IS WHERE WE LIVE at your favorite local bookstore, of course, but may I suggest you buy it right now at one of the following links?

Barnes & Noble

Thanks again for the support, and happy summer reading.

Janelle Brown
follow me on twitter: @janelleb

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Some of the nice things critics have said about THIS IS WHERE WE LIVE:

“Part social satire, part melodrama, part intimate domestic portrait, the book feels like a natural follow-up to Brown’s bestselling 2008 debut… Brown has an uncanny eye for contemporary characters and settings, and that’s definitely part of the fun.” – Los Angeles Times

“Wildly entertaining… Brown is a gifted, au courant novelist.” – San Francisco Chronicle

“Alternating between Claudia’s and Jeremy’s perspectives, Brown proves adept at fully inhabiting both male and female characters in her sympathetic portrait of a troubled marriage. She also elevates her material with sharp cultural observations and pointed commentary on the current economy, while gamely tackling what it means to be a ‘grown up,’ and how our idea of who we think we should be gets in the way of who we really are. At once playful and heartbreaking, this novel never feels less than wholly true.” – Booklist

“From the opening scene in which an earthquake shakes Los Angeles, Brown’s tart second novel, about a pair of hip Californians facing financial and marital collapse, couldn’t be more timely…
a cringingly funny satire of love and money among the artsy class.”  – Kirkus

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