Smart One
Jennifer Close

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Narrated By: Rebecca Lowman

Duration: 12 hours and 33 minutes

What to expect

The Coffey siblings are having a rough year.

Claire has broken up with her fiancé and is hiding from her debts. Martha’s in a career crisis and even her therapist is losing patience with her. And Max, the baby of the family in his final year of college, is keeping a life-altering secret. Before long, all three of them have moved back home.

But things aren’t so easy the second time around. Martha and Claire regress to fighting over the shared bathroom while their mother continues to plan Claire’s thwarted wedding (unbeknownst to Claire). But it’s only a matter of time before Max’s secret comes out and changes all of their lives…


Modern & contemporary fiction

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Wit and vibrant characters make The Smart One an engaging exploration of a thoroughly modern family dynamic


I want to be friends with all of the narrators of this addictive novel


Witty... A great story about the messiness of modern family life

Marie Claire

A pleasure to read

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A low-key drama packed with Girls-style observation and wit