Books Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny Hardcover, 319 pages, Knopf, List Price: $25.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleStandard DeviationAuthorKatherine Heiny Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Follows the marriage between Graham Cavanaugh and his spontaneous but exhausting second wife, a relationship that is further shaped by their Asperger's patient child and an effort to be friends with Graham's very different first wife. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Also by Katherine Heiny Single, Carefree, Mellow Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Standard Deviation NPR The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2017's Great Reads December 5, 2017 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 350 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews Second Thoughts About A Second Marriage In 'Standard Deviation' May 23, 2017 Katherine Heiny's first novel for adults is a warmhearted and funny — if overly long — portrait of a man who begins to doubt his chaotic, talkative second wife after 12 years of marriage.