BOOKS

Be Frank with Me

Julia Claiborne Johnson

RRP: £7.99

3 August 2017

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781782399209

RRP: £12.99

4 August 2016

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781782399186

RRP: £4.99

2 February 2016

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781782399193

For some boys fitting in means standing out

Meet Frank – he isn’t like other kids. Intrepid explorer, sartorial connoisseur; he’s as strange as he is brilliant. But Frank discovers the hard way that people don’t like brilliant and they hate strange. What Frank longs for – aside from a father – is a friend.

Meet Mimi – a reclusive literary legend and mother to Frank. Mimi has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years, keeping her secrets and hiding Frank from a cruel world. Until Alice.

Meet Alice – the level-headed young woman charged with looking after Mimi’s unusual son. In so doing, Alice discovers what it really means to love someone. And she finds a part of herself she never knew was missing.

Funny, poignant and unforgettable, this novel – like Frank – is a one-off creation you’ll fall in love with.

REVIEWS

Sit back...and enjoy the show.
New York Times Book Review

Hilarious, poignant and full of unexpected gems.
Huffington Post

Delightful. You will laugh out loud.
Slate

Johnson's magnificently poignant, funny, and wholly original debut goes beyond page-turner status. Readers will race to the next sentence. And the next. Her charming, flawed, quietly courageous characters, each wonderfully different, demand a second reading while we impatiently await the author's second work.
Library Journal, starred review

Readers will find themselves captivated.
People Magazine

Witty dialogue, irresistible characters, and a touch of mystery make this sweet debut about a quirky Hollywood family an enjoyable page-turner.
Booklist

Johnson's magnificently poignant, funny, and wholly original debut goes beyond page-turner status. Her charming, flawed, quietly courageous characters, each wonderfully different, demand a second reading.
Library Journal

The curious incident of where'd you go, Salinger.
Kirkus Reviews