A Seattle writer who teaches at the University of Puget Sound, Laurie Frankel is here with her just-published debut novel, The Atlas of Love (St. Martin's Press). Set in Seattle, this is the story of a woman who finds herself pregnant (and single) at an inopportune time. How she navigates grad school and raises her child in an unconventional (to most eyes) mannertri-parenting, tri-schooling, tri-habitatingis at the core of this delightful book. "Packed full of hilarious and insightful observations on life, love, and literature, The Atlas of Love deftly explores the boundaries of friendship and family, and the true meaning of motherhood." –J. Courtney Sullivan. "An engaging and funny novel ... on the power and limits of female friendship." – Tom Perotta.