The drama teacher: a novel

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Crown, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group,
Pub. Date:
[2018]
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First edition.
Language:
English
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Gracie Mueller seems like an average person. Married, mother of two. Owns a house with her husband, Randy, in upstate New York. Life is balanced and (relatively) honest. But she has a lot to hide--she's not even a US citizen-- and when Randy's failing career as a real estate agent makes finances tight, he leaves town for a better job, their home goes into foreclosure, and Gracie turns back to the creatively illegal lifestyle of her past to keep things afloat for her kids. After all, how many times can a woman lose everything? An expert in fake identities, she becomes Tracey Bueller, who later becomes Mariana DeFelice. She's an architect and designer, a musician and an actress. After a deadly stint upstate when a friend asks too many questions, she leaves town for New York City, finding her way into the best school in Manhattan for her kids, where she gets a job as the drama teacher. But as she struggles to keep her web of lies spun taut and her secrets hidden, more questions about her past are raised. She never intended to be a cheat, a liar, a thief, or a killer; she just can't afford for anyone to know what she's done. Written with the style, energy, and penetrating insight that made her memoir Smashed a bestselling phenomenon, Koren Zailckas's new novel confirms her growing reputation as a psychological novelist that can stand up to the best of them. You won't be able to stop turning the pages.
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display_description Gracie Mueller is a proud mother of two and devoted wife, living with her husband Randy in upstate New York. Her life is complicated by the usual tedium and stressors--young children, marriage, money--and she's settled down comfortably enough. But when Randy's failing career as a real estate agent makes finances tight, their home goes into foreclosure, and Gracie feels she has no choice but to return to the creatively illegal and high-stakes lifestyle of her past in order to keep all that she's worked so hard to have. Gracie, underneath all that's marked her life as average, has a lot to hide about where she's from, who she is, and who she's been. And when things inevitably begin to spin out of her control, more questions about the truth of her past are raised, including all the ones she never meant to, or even knew to, ask. --Amazon.
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subject_facet Betrayal -- Fiction, Divorce -- Fiction, New York (State) -- Fiction, Novels, Psychological fiction, Suspense fiction, Swindlers and swindling -- Fiction, Thrillers (Fiction)
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